2 Western New York Highway Workers Hurt in Accident

October 3, 2012

Authorities say two town highway department workers are hospitalized after they fell 30 feet from their truck’s basket platform when a tractor-trailer hit their vehicle while they were replacing a banner over a suburban Buffalo street.

Police tell local media outlets say town of Amherst employees Scott Charleson and Paul Mordaunt were working Monday morning in the raised platform of a tower truck parked under a banner over Main Street in the village of Williamsville.

Officers say a tractor-trailer drove past and clipped the platform, sending the two men plunging to the street.

The 46-year-old Charleson and the 52-year-old Mordaunt are at Erie County Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 35-year-old Syracuse man driving the tractor-trailer was ticketed for driving an oversized vehicle.

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