Authorities report a man was pitched into a 15-foot-deep manure pit.
He was operating a skid loader that apparently tumbled over a chain-link fence in eastern Pennsylvania.
The unnamed equipment operator was rescued after about an hour.
Fleetwood police Officer Alan Swartz says the man climbed on top of the loader while he waited for help.
Authorities say the loader might have been top heavy, as more manure was being dumped into the pit.