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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