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Man Taken To The Hospital After Farm Accident

Ottawa County SheriffOLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich- A Ottawa County man is recovering after a farming accident in Olive Township.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Timothy Vanderzwaag, from Holland Township, was spreading manure in a field Saturday Evening, when his clothes somehow got caught in the PTO shaft of the tractor.

Mr. Vanderzwaag was able to get the tractor to a home in the 7600 block of 120th avenue. When first responders arrived at the scene, Vanderzwaag was complaining of head and leg pain.

He was first taken to Holland Community Hospital but then was transfered to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Mr. Vanderzwaag’s injuries are unknown at this time.

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2 Comments to “Man Taken To The Hospital After Farm Accident”

    Cowtails said:
    December 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Accidents happen. Obviously the injuries were pretty severe if he was transferred to Spectrum. We wish him a speedy recovery!

    molinerunner said:
    December 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    PTOs are something every farmer has to work around. even when properly locked there is no telling when something could go awry. there are times when you have to work fairly close to the spinning danger of those things and those locks can fail without notice or even just getting caught with a shoe string could mean getting wrapped up. thoughts and prayers for this man.

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