Man dies after tractor tire explosion in northeast Nebraska
MADISON, Neb. (KTIV) - Authorities say a man in northeast Nebraska has died after a tractor tire exploded while he was trying to fix it.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday first responders were sent to a farm located between Norfolk and Madison for some sort of accident. Once they were at the scene, responders learned a man, identified as 38-year-old Miguel Cardenas Pena, was repairing a large tractor tire when the tire and rim exploded. Authorities say the explosion caused serious blunt-force injury to Pena.
Deputies that were first on the scene began life-saving procedures and a helicopter was called in to airlift Pena to a hospital. But authorities say Pena died from his injuries before he could make it to a hospital.
Authorities are still investigating Pena’s death. The next of kin has been notified.
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