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Selma man crushed under bulldozer

Posted May 19, 2011

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— A Selma man was killed Monday while working on a bulldozer near his home, authorities said Thursday.

Gary Holland, 48, was working under the bulldozer in a private shop on N.C. Highway 42 East when the blade fell on him, pinning him underneath, authorities said.

Holland was taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Authorities ruled his death an accident.


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  • jody4663 May 19, 2011

    This makes my heart hurt. I can only imagine how distraught his family must be.

  • BigBrokeBill May 19, 2011

    Lock out and block out. It'll save a life!

  • csellers01 May 19, 2011

    what a terrible way to die, for his sake, i hope it was atleast fast so he wasen't suffering to much. prayers go out for the family.

  • parcman May 19, 2011

    this happened at a shop down the street...i dont understand johnston mem. hospital with injuries that bad...wake med was prob just as close....btw..he was dukes oldest living transplant recepient

  • Buck Farack May 19, 2011

    Why would someone crawl under a bulldozer blade and not put something under it so it WON'T FALL ON YOU!? What a stupid way to die! I hope it was quick.

  • IzzMad2016 May 19, 2011

    Very sad. Prayers to his family and loved ones.

  • ElvisPresleyJr May 19, 2011

    Is this the same Gary Holland who used to be a deputy with the Harnett County Sheriff's Department? Probably not, but was just wondering since it's been ages since i've last seen him.

  • peppercorns May 19, 2011

    Sorry for your loss family and friends.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 19, 2011

    Oh God, bad way to die.

    Praying for those who loved him.

  • snshine62d May 19, 2011

    How sad....Prayers to family and loved ones.