Yesterday morning around 9 AM the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were called to a farm on Indian Way southwest of Beacon where a tractor had struck a farm building.
Upon deputies arrival, it was discovered that the tractor was owned and operated by the Mahaska County Secondary Roads Department. The driver, an employee with the Mahaska County Secondary Roads Department, was suffering from a medical condition.
The employee was extricated from the tractor and transported to the Mahaska Health Partnership. The individual was then airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines listed in critical condition.
Estimated damages from this incident include the tractor at $5,000 and the farm building is estimated at $25,000.
There is no update as of Friday morning on the condition of the employee.
The Oskaloosa Fire Department and the MHP Ambulances assisted during this incident.