Glen Rock DPW Worker Injured in 'Freak Accident'
The blade of bucket truck hit a raised manhole cover Saturday morning, injuring a worker.
A Glen Rock DPW worker sustained injuries following what was described as a "freak accident," borough officials told Patch.
According to Glen Rock Police Cpt. Jonathan Miller, the worker – whose name was not released – was operating a bucket truck on Saturday morning, cleaning up leaves on Greenway Road. The front blade of the front-end loader truck clipped a raised manhole cover, causing the truck to stop suddenly.
The force of the abrupt stoppage propelled the driver forward, causing injuries, Miller said. The windshield was pushed out of the vehicle, Miller said.
The worker, a foreman, was taken to Valley Hospital.
"The injuries are not life-threatening and he is home," DPW director Bob Tirserio told Patch Monday afternoon. "It's just one of those freak accidents."
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300, Tirserio said. It's not yet clear when the worker will be able to return to work.