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Tractor accident kills man in Parkland

Tractor rollover kills Parkland man

A man was killed when his tractor flipped over backward while attempting to pull out an old fence post from his horse pasture.
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A man was killed when his tractor flipped over backward while attempting to pull out an old fence post from his horse pasture.

A man was killed in Parkland on Tuesday when the tractor he was using flipped over, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.

The man was apparently attempting to pull a wooden pole out of the ground on a small farm in the 4100 block of 145th Street East.

He had apparently attached a rope to the bottom of the pole and the tractor, a deputy on scene said. At some point in the process the tractor flipped, killing him.

A girl returning home from school saw the upside-down tractor and called 911. The man's wife was home at the time but was unaware of the accident , the deputy said.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor
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