Worker Injured After Truck Rolls Over While Trimming Tree
The owner of a tree cutting company is in the hospital after the bucket truck he was working in rolled over while he was cutting a tree in the Hudson Valley.
On Friday around 1:15 p.m., Saugerties police responded to 26 Blue Hills Drive in the Town of Saugerties for a 911 call reporting a truck rollover. Additional information advised responding emergency services that the vehicle was a bucket truck being used to cut down a tree and the bucket was extended with a worker in the bucket when the truck rolled onto its side.
The worker, 48-year-old Glen Thorne of Cairo, injured his back and leg. He was treated at the scene and then transported to the Health Alliance Broadway Campus in Kingston for further treatment. Thorne is the owner of the tree company that was performing work on Blue Hills Drive at the time of the incident, police say.
Thorne was in the extended bucket of a 1997 Ford Special Purpose Crane Truck, cutting a tree branch when the truck rolled over onto its side. The truck rolled because Thorn failed to use front outriggers on the ruck when having the boom extended, police say.