Bucket operator hurt in crash

A lift operator trimming trees from a bucket truck July 6, 2022, in Bloomington, Minnesota, was severely injured when a semi-truck collided with the elbow of the lift’s boom, causing the operator to fall to the ground.

Investigators say the bucket truck was parked on the sidewalk and the semi’s trailer struck the boom.

The worker, a 33-year-old Minneapolis man, was seriously injured.

Emergency crews brought him to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The semi’s driver, a 59-year-old Belle Plaine man, was unharmed.

Investigators say he showed no signs of impairment and cooperated with officers, according to a CBS Minnesota news report.

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