Deputy Chief Bob Keating with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened just before noon.
He says the circumstances surrounding 79-year old Francis Woodbury’s death are not known.
Investigators are trying to figure out if Woodbury, who was haying alone, fell off the tractor or if he slipped as he was trying to get off.
Keating says when rescue crews arrived they had to back the rear tire off woodbury’s arm. Woodbury was pronounced dead at the scene.
Relatives told the department that Woodbury did have a history of medical problems.