Thursday, August 18, 2011
New York, NY - Sanit. Dept. Probes Dangling-Truck Incident
New York, NY - The Sanitation Department says it’s investigating how a salt spreader crashed through the second-floor wall of a repair shop, leaving it dangling for hours.
Firefighters used a cherry-picker to rescue mechanic Robert Legall. The 10-year Sanitation veteran was in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital.
A crane was required to remove the vehicle on Wednesday. It went out cab-first.
Sanitation says the vehicle belongs to the Department of Corrections, which uses it to salt roads at Rikers Island. It was at the Elmhurst garage for off-season maintenance.