Howells Man Injured by Outbuilding Collapse

Howells Man Injured by Outbuilding Collapse
Photo Courtesy: Stanton County Sheriff

HOWELLS – A Stanton County man is recovering after a building collapsed on him.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says rescue officials were called to a farm place northwest of Howells Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Unger says an outbuilding had collapsed on 56-year old Chris Pfeifer while he was trying to move it. For more than two hours Pfeifer was trapped under the building before he was able to call 9-1-1 for help with his cell phone.

Howells Fire and Rescue used airbags and cribbing to extricate Pfeifer from the building and flown to Mercy Medical Center in Omaha for treatment of critical injuries.