From the annals of 'you can't make this stuff up,' via WFTV in Florida, comes this:

An argument between a construction worker and his supervisor turned violent at a work site in Volusia County, ending with one man in jail and the other seriously injured, deputies said.

The victim’s friends and family said they were disappointed to find out that the man charged with aggravated battery with bodily injury was no longer locked up. Erick Cox was released on bail Friday.

The confrontation started Wednesday morning between Cox, 32, and his boss, Perry Byrd, 57, at a construction site in the 100 block of North Charles R. Beall Boulevard, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

Cox told deputies that he and Byrd traded barbs that morning, and at one point, he accidentally bumped a lever on a front-end loader, causing it to dump dirt on the supervisor’s legs.

Witness Glen Heckman, though, described a very different scene to investigators, a sheriff’s office report said.

Heckman said he saw Cox and Byrd arguing at about 7:15 a.m. and while operating the front-end loader, Cox purposefully dumped a load of dirt on Byrd, the report said.

Cox then backed up, scooped up more dirt, and again, dumped it on Byrd, Heckman told investigators.

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