Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Bush Hog Operator Burned

Bush Hog Operator Burned

Tuesday morning, members of the Mount Olive Fire Department were dispatched to an incident involving a piece of farming equipment.  The operator was seriously burned after coming in contact with an unseen object while bush hogging in a lot near the intersection of Oliver Street and Silver Street in Mount Olive. The unidentified employee of Bobby Denning in Mount Olive was operating a bush hog Tuesday to cut a lot when he struck an unseen acetylene tank in the weeds causing a rupture in the tank and releasing a flammable gas that burned him. The operator jumped off the tractor to escape the fire. Wayne County EMS Station 9 and paramedic supervisors quickly assessed his injuries and rushed him to the hospital. Firefighters put out hot spots and hosed down the tractor after it was recovered. Mount Olive Police and the town inspector were on the scene to assist in the operation.

 

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