A 48-year-old man was killed Friday evening in Magna when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak said the man was doing work for a wheelchair-bound friend at 3302 S. Lamaryun St., removing stumps. The friend told police that shortly before 7 p.m. he heard a loud crash, then could not hear the tractor running. He was unable to check on the man operating the tractor and phoned police.

Jaroscak said the Unified Fire Authority had to utilize heavy-rescue equipment to recover the victim's body from beneath the tractor.

The name of the man had not been released, pending notification of family.