Man injured in trash truck fall |

Man injured in trash truck fall

A disposal worker was injured in a fall from a trash truck in Truckee Friday morning, and airlifted to a hospital in Reno for medical treatment.

Authorities had not released the name of the injured man by the end of Friday.

Careflight transported the man from Prosser Dam Road at 10:20 a.m., according to Battalion Chief Gary Botto of the Truckee Fire Protection District.

One resident of the neighborhood where the accident occurred said the man fell from a garbage truck as it was making its rounds Friday morning.

“The guy that fell off that truck, fell off in front of my house,” said Mary Lou Sullivan. “I think he was riding on the front of the truck and fell forward ” on his head.”

Sullivan said the injured man was bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The man was an employee of Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal and was working at the time, officials said.

The medical flight took about 15 minutes to transport the man to a Reno hospital.

Neither fire personnel nor Careflight employees would comment on the man’s injuries or condition because of federal privacy rules.

Emergency personnel on the scene included five crew members, one engine and one ambulance from Truckee Fire, personnel from the Truckee Police Department as well as the air ambulance and its crew, Botto said.

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