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Man airlifted after overturning excavator
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Rescue workers pull Jackson from the hillside.
A Franklin man was airlifted Wednesday night after the track hoe he was using rolled down a hillside in a remote area off Puckett Point Road just after 9 p.m. Brad Jackson, 41, reportedly suffered a broken back, fractured skull and internal bleeding in the incident. Jackson was apparently thrown through the door of the cabbed excavator at some point during the tumble, taking the door off the hinges. The Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad retrieved the injured man from the steep incline in a Stokes basket, and drove him to meet DeKalb EMS at the top of the hill.

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