Litchfield City Workers Thrown From Bucket Truck After Being Hit By Semi

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two city workers were hurt Tuesday afternoon when the bucket truck they were working in was hit by a semi-truck, according to police.

The incident happened at about 1:21 p.m. at the intersection of Sibley Avenue and 3rd Street in Litchfield, authorities say. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the two men were in a bucket attached to a parked boom truck working on a stoplight when they were hit by a 1991 Mack semi tractor-trailer.

Authorities say the top of the semi-trailer hit the bucket attached to the boom truck. The two city workers were ejected from the bucket, and landed on top of the semi-trailer.

The two workers, a 40-year-old Litchfield man and 54-year-old Hutchinson man, were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

What led up to the incident is under investigation by the State Patrol with assistance from Litchfield police.

City officials said the two workers were treated and released from the hospital, and returned to work on Wednesday.

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