• 1 person taken to hospital after accident at Indiana County fire dept.


    INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. - Channel 11’s Melanie Gillespie has learned that one person was taken to a hospital Monday after an accident at the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department in Indiana County.


    Chopper 11 flew over the scene where a fire truck ladder got twisted, fell over and collapsed on a man standing on the ground, Gillespie reported. 


    An official at the scene said the fire department was performing aerial testing when the ladder fell. The official also confirmed the individual who was hurt was not a firefighter.


    Clymer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Aikens told Channel 11’s news partners at TribLIVE that the man was doing a fire truck certification test when a rigger that supports the truck broke around 2:35 p.m., causing the ladder to fall on the man.

    Aikens told TribLIVE that the man was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland with injures to his head, arm and ankle. His name and condition were not immediately released.

    Gillespie was told that police are investigating the incident. 

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