Trapped: City worker injured in heavy equipment accident
By Dwayne Bremer
Aug 1, 2014, 21:00
Bay St. Louis firemen and public works employees work Wednesday to free fellow employee Quentin Conway, who had gotten trapped under a machine. Conway suffered a broken foot, but is expected to recover.
A Bay St. Louis city worker was injured Wednesday when his foot got lodged under a Kubota machine while working at the city park near Second Street.
Bay St. Louis Public Works Director Buddy Zimmerman said Thursday that Quentin Conway was working at the park about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Conway was operating a Kubota machine and when he attempted to get off the machine, it apparently moved forward and Conway's foot got caught underneath.
Police and fire units quickly responded, along with most of the city's public works staff.
Conway was able to sit down on a bench, but his foot and lower leg were trapped under the machine.
Officials used several tools including the Jaws-Of-Life to free Conway's leg from the machine.
Conway was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and later released, Zimmerman said.
He suffered a broken foot, but is expected to make a full recovery, Zimmerman said.