It's a horrible accident that has left an Ocean County man paralyzed.

According to a Go Fund Me Page set up for the family, Okan "Ozzie" Zenger of Manahawkin was at work when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him and broke his back.

Zenger was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. Unfortunately Zenger has been left paralyzed from the waist down.

Zenger is now at the Kessler Insitute for Rehabilitation in West Orange. He is expected to remain there for at least two months. His wife has had to take a leave of absence from her job to become his primary caregiver. They have two young children.

A Go Fund Me account has been organized by Lisa Hoosack and Joe Pascucci. Anyone looking to help can contribute.

I want to thank Brian Swanke for reaching out to me and providing this information, it is one of the great powers of local radio .... to help local families in times like this. It also highlights that life can change in a blink of an eye.

We hope the best for Ozzie and his road to recovery.

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