This morning, February 6, 2019, a hydraulic hose on a 2016 excavator ruptured causing the unit to erupt in flames. The operator escaped and valiantly attempted to extinguish the fire, to no avail. Parish Government is grateful that our operator sustained no injuries. The unit which cost in excess of $200,000 was fully insured. It is anticipated a replacement will be on site within days.
Many thanks to the firemen who promptly responded.