Pittsburgh Police and Pittsburgh EMS responded to a call of a worker who was injured when a utility pole fell on the bucket truck he was working in on Liberty Avenue at S. Matilda Street at around 4:30 p.m.
EMS transported the male to the hospital in stable condition for what they described as very minor injuries to his ribcage, but say he was quite fortunate.
He is a contractor who was working on the wooden utility pole when it snapped and collapsed on the bucket he was in, causing the bucket itself to snap in half. He was protected by the harness he was wearing. A coworker in a second bucket truck came to his rescue.
Pittsburgh Police closed Liberty Avenue from S. Matilda to Friendship Avenue, as there were live wires on the ground immediately following the accident.
Duquesne Light was on scene assessing the damage and cleanup.
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