Update -- Hudson Golf Course incident was result of accidentThe Hudson Police Department has determined that the incident at the Hudson Golf Course Friday, that resulted in the injury of a 35-year-old man, was an accident.
By: Doug Stohlberg, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Police Department has determined that the incident at the Hudson Golf Course Friday, that resulted in the injury of a 35-year-old man, was an accident.
Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen reported Saturday that through the course of the investigation it has been determined that Chad Wang of Spring Valley was injured due to an accidental explosion.
"It appears Mr. Wang was opening a 55-gallon drum that was sealed," Jensen said. "Inside this drum was a small amount of oil. It looks like Mr. Wang was using an acetylene torch to open the top of this drum. An explosion occurred causing the top of the drum to be shot off and hit Mr. Wang in the head causing severe head trauma."
Wang is an employee of the Hudson Golf Course and was working alone in the maintenance building at the time of this incident. It is unclear how long Mr. Wang was laying on the floor before being found by the UPS driver at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. Jensen said it appears he could have been there a few hours.
Wang is currently at Regions Hospital where he was listed in critical condition on Sunday.