Tense Moments For Area Worker

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A worker had to be rescued after he fell out of his cherry-picker and dropped about 8 feet Wednesday afternoon in Beaufort County.

Fortunately his safety harness kicked in and stopped the fall.

We're told he was quickly rescued and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

It happened at the corner of Brick Kiln and River Roads where workers with E and R Incorporated are replacing utility poles.


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  • by Mac Hassell Location: Washington nc on Aug 13, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    Whats up with the Cherry picker! Its a BUCKET TRUCK! And the comments about poles being called telephone poles! There UTILITY POLES! Yes I'm a local Linesman and for years i've heard these statements! now you know what to call the truck with the basket and the sticks stuck in the ground.
  • by Mrs. P Location: Beaufort County on Aug 12, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    Good thing he was using his safety gear! Hope he will get to feeling better soon!! God Bless!
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