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Fairbank man hospitalized after silo falls on excavator

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WEST UNION (KWWL) -- A Fairbank man is hospitalized after being trapped in an excavator while demolishing a silo.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon saying a man had been trapped in an excavator about 4 miles south of West Union on Highway 150.

Deputies found 34-year old Shane Rechkemmer of Fairbank near the excavator.

Rechkemmer had been demolishing a free standing silo when it collapsed and fell back onto the excavator.

A co-worker helped remove Reckhemmer from the wreckage.

He was taken to Palmer Luthern Hospital and then flown to Gunderson in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

Rechkemmer's condition is unknown.

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