FARMINGTON — A contractor working for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry was seriously injured Thursday after a piece of heavy equipment he was operating overturned.
An employee of Farmington's J&M Baling was driving a hay squeeze — a type of alfalfa baling equipment — when he ran off the road and it overturned, according to a press release from NAPI.
The employee was driving on a paved road constructed for the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project near NAPI's Region I headquarters, which are on County Road 7010, about 12 miles east of the road's intersection with N.M. Highway 371.
When the hay squeeze overturned, the driver sustained "serious injuries," according to the release.
Both the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident.
NAPI is withholding the name of the injured driver pending notification of his family.