Worker injured in backhoe accident in Iowa


January 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the operator of a backhoe was injured when the machine tipped over and landed in a small body of water near Crescent in western Iowa. The Pottawattamie County sheriff’s office reports two men were working with the backhoe Wednesday morning when the accident happened. Officials say one man was trapped inside the water-filled cab and his co-worker had to break to glass of the cab to get him out. The operator was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia and cuts to his hands from the glass.