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Chatfield man injured after tractor falls off cliff Saturday

The man suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital, according to authorities.

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CHATFIELD — A Chatfield man is recovering from moderate injuries after falling off a cliff in his tractor Saturday, May 21, 2022, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. James Schueller.

According to Schueller, a homeowner was mowing his grass with a tractor at a residence on the 9000 block of County Road 7 North East Saturday morning when he fell off a cliff in his backyard. The man fell approximately 30 to 40 feet.

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Schueller said the man suffered moderate shoulder and back injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus by Chatfield Ambulance.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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