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School employee injured when bucket truck overturns at Lincoln Intermediate

While installing an HVAC unit, Farmington School District maintenance staff overturned a bucket truck resulting in injuries Wednesday afternoon.

Farmington Fire Chief Todd Mecey said they were called at 1:57 p.m. to Lincoln Intermediate School.

“When we arrived, we had one patient,” he said. “The patient was transported by ground to Mercy South Hospital by St. Francois County Ambulance.”

Mark Krause, director of operations for the Farmington School District, explained the situation further.

“Our maintenance men had set a unit on the roof to change out,” he said. “They had set the roof unit and were bringing down the gantry hoist that they move the unit on the roof with. They were lifting it down and when they swung out over the trailer, it tipped on them.

“The outriggers went into the ground a little too far and it didn’t take too much. There was a little bit of slope and the ground was soft.”

Krause stated that the employee in the bucket didn’t seem to be badly hurt, however, they sent him to the hospital to be further examined.

“He was coherent and understood everything that was going on,” Krause said.

Farmington School District maintenance workers overturn a bucket truck while installing an HVAC unit at Lincoln Intermediate School Wednesday afternoon.

Farmington School District maintenance workers overturn a bucket truck while installing an HVAC unit at Lincoln Intermediate School Wednesday afternoon.

Mark Marberry is a reporter for the Farmington Press and Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3629, or at mmarberry@farmingtonpressonline.com

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