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Man, 20, hospitalized after being injured in farming accident near Rotan

By Jennifer Kendall, jkendall@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 14 2012 08:28:39 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 15 2012 08:00:44 AM CST

ROTAN, Texas -

A 20-year-old man has been injured in a farming accident.

Michael Flores was working on a cotton farm building modules about three and a half miles northeast of Rotan when he was hurt, according to the Fisher County's sheriff.

He was running strings underneath the module and the machine operator thought he was out from underneath it. That’s when the operator lowered the module on top of him.

Flores was transported to Fisher County Hospital with abdominal injuries and later taken to an Abilene hospital. The sheriff said Flores was conscious and talking after the incident but he is unsure of Flores’ current condition.