Lake Carmel New York Sanitation Worker Dragged Thirty Feet After Sanitation Truck Slips Out of Gear

Robert Huestis, a 52 year-old sanitation worker in Lake Carmel, NY, suffered injuries to his ribs and chest when the sanitation vehicle he was driving slipped out of gear after he parking on a hill. He was reportedly exiting the vehicle when it began rolling down the hill. The door to the vehicle caught Mr. Huestis as he was exiting and dragged him approximately 30 feet until colliding with a tree.

He was taken to Putnam Hospital by Emergency Personnel. His injuries are reportedly not life threatening.

The Lake Carmel Sanitation Department is conducting an invesigation into the cause of the accident, specifically whether a mechanical malfunction resulted in the truck slipping out of gear.

Website Resources:

Sanitation worker in Lake Carmel dragged, hurt when parked truck rolls, Journal News, Terrence Corcoran, December 2, 2009.

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