City employees recovering after truck pins them against wall | News
Two City of Sumter employees were crushed Thursday when a large truck pinned them against a retaining wall, according to Sumter officials.
Nick Shorter, Sumter’s Administrative Services Director, says the accident happened around 8:30 Thursday morning at the city’s wastewater treatment facility off Highway 521. Shorter says the two men were working off a vacuum truck when the truck began rolling. He says it pinned both men between the front of the truck and a retaining wall, crushing their legs.
According to Shorter the two men were vacuuming out drain lines at the plant in preparation for upcoming maintenance.
The two men had to be airlifted to Columbia where they are listed in serious condition, according to Shorter.