Worker Hurt as Sanitation Salt Spreader Overturns in Richmond

SILive - January 09, 2018

by Maura Grunlund

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Sanitation truck flipped over on Richmond Hill Road near St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Richmond Monday morning, spilling its load of salt into the street.

A Sanitation worker with 10 years on the job suffered neck and back pain and was taken to an area hospital, a spokesman for the agency said.

The worker was the driver and sole occupant of a salt spreader traveling on what is known as "Snake Hill." He said he hit an icy spot and the vehicle flipped, a Sanitation spokesman said.

The incident was called at 9:12 a.m., according to a spokesman for the FDNY. The NYPD also responded.

A load of salt was scattered on the roadway following the crash on "Snake Hill" near Richmond Road.

The vehicle was being flipped upright and the salt was cleaned up, the spokesman said.

Delays were reported in the area.