GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Grass-cutting crews can get back to work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after retraining in the wake of a fatal mowing incident.
Blue Ridge Parkway worker Dana Bruce was killed May 7 in North Carolina when a riding mower he was using tumbled down a 140-foot embankment. The National Park Service halted all grass mowing a week later until workers could be retrained about safety issues.
According to The Mountain Press (http://bit.ly/L57b0G ), Smokies spokesman Bob Miller said the training has been completed and a safety manual drafted, meaning park workers will soon be able to resume mowing roadsides and around visitor areas.
Information from: The Mountain Press, http://www.themountainpress.com