Man Taken To The Hospital After Farm Accident

Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-08 11:37:44-05

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.