Man struck by ladder at Clymer Fire Department |

Man struck by ladder at Clymer Fire Department

A man doing a fire truck certification test was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday afternoon after he was struck by a ladder at the Clymer Fire Department.

Chief Mike Aikens said a rigger that supports the truck broke at about 2:35 p.m., causing the ladder to fall on the man.

“We had a catastrophic failure on the truck, and he got injured from it,” Aikens said.

The man, whom Aikens didn't identify, was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland.

Information about his condition was not available.

A helicopter landing zone was set up at the fire station on Sherman Street.

The man suffered injuries to his head, arm and ankle, Aikens said.

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