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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A forklift tipped over and fell on a man’s leg in western Wisconsin Friday, pinning him inside a house, authorities said.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said 34-year-old Clayton Ewer of Amery, Wis., was freed from the forklift after a wrecker was able to lift the machine off his leg.

After he was freed, a helicopter brought him to Regions Hospital.

Authorities said drugs and alcohol don’t seem to be involved in the incident, which happened just before 2 p.m. in a house on N7425 1170th Street in Clifton Township.

An investigation showed Lonnie Ewer was driving the forklift, lifting rafters to the top of the home, when the weight of the rafters combined with the angle of the forklift caused it to tip over, crash through the house and land on Ewer’s leg.

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