Man killed when tree falls on trackhoe near Clayton
Posted February 28
Clayton, N.C. — A man was killed Friday morning when a tree fell onto the cab of a trackhoe in the 12000 block of Buffalo Road near Clayton, Johnston County Sheriff's Office officials said.
Emergency officials responded to the area, which is between N.C. Highway 42 and Covered Bridge Road east of downtown Clayton, at about 9:30 a.m.
The trackhoe appeared to be working in a wooded area to clear trees and brush.
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Phillip Stephen Olive, 43, of Clayton.