Man Rushed to Hospital After Accident with Excavator

Burkburnett, Texas - A Burkburnett city worker was transported by medical helicopter to United Regional Hospital after he was pinched between two halves of an excavator bucket.

According to officials,around 10:30 Thursday morning, the Burkburnett Police Department responded to an accident in the 600 block of West 7th Street. Officials say a 35-year-old city worker was working, when a bucket on an excavator malfunctioned, pinching him between the two halves for around 5 minutes before he was finally released.

According to officials, he is currently in fair condition.

Photos courtesy of Renee Travis.