A Los Alamitos man was critically injured shortly before noon Saturday when he fell under a skiploader he was operating at the rear of his property.
The man was freed by Orange County Fire Department personnel using a heavy-rescue hydraulic jack.
Police Sgt. Duane Swearingen said the victim was John R. Cafarelli, 38, of 4321 Farquhar Ave. He was airlifted by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach, where his condition was described as critical.