LACROSSE, Wash. -

A Colfax man is in satisfactory condition at a Spokane hospital after being pinned under a piece of farm equipment.

Whitman County Sheriff's Deputies and emergency crews were called to the accident on Little Alkali Road near LaCrosse around 3:30 p.m. Monday. LaCrosse is about 40 miles west of Pullman.

An auger, which is a drilling device, that was sitting outside collapsed on Norm Pauls, 52. Emergency crews had to cut the machinery off Pauls.

He was flown by helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center.