Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cape Girardeau man injured by trash truck arm

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - A Cape Girardeau man was allegedly injured yesterday in an accident involving a trash truck arm, according to the Southeast Missourian newspaper.

At 10 a.m. the man went out to put out his trash. He noticed trash had spilled and stopped to pick it up. As he was doing so, the trash truck arm lifted him up​.

Heather Brooks, assistant to the city manager, said that the city is investigating the incident.

“At this point in time we are not providing any information. We are in the process of investigating it. We haven’t been able to necessarily confirm all the details of the situation,” Brooks said.

According to the Southeast Missourian, the man was taken to St. Francis Medical Center with injuries to his arm, neck, and leg.

Rachel Weatherford, KRCU


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