Man Airlifted to Hospital After Being Pinned Under Tractor

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Man Airlifted to Hospital After Being Pinned Under Tractor
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(Photos: SB County Fire Department)

A man in his 30's was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after becoming pinned under a tractor in Orcutt on Monday.

At 4:37 p.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the 8300 block of Graciosa Road. When crews arrived they found a tractor had rolled over the man, pinning him underneath. 

After extensive extrication, the man was removed and complaining of major injuries. He was then airlifted to the hospital.

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PitMix Jul 03, 2018 01:16 PM
Man Airlifted to Hospital After Being Pinned Under Tractor

Article in the LA Times about how the air transport services charge up to $40,000 for the flight. The only way you don't have to pay is if you have no insurance or money. If you have insurance they pay about $6000 and the flight company sues you for the rest. Best you can do is try to negotiate it down to something more reasonable. So next time you are injured, remember to inquire about the cost of the transport and whether or not the ER doctor is covered by your insurance. Often they are not.

a-1530639869 Jul 03, 2018 10:44 AM
Man Airlifted to Hospital After Being Pinned Under Tractor

That's emergency responder terminology. Because they aren't doctors so they can't tell exactly what is wrong, but instead state the patient is complaining of X, Y, Z, and based on those complaints they determine whether it's minor, moderate, or major. Then they figure out the best hospital transport based on those injuries.

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