Local Man Injured At Rumpke Landfill

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP  -- (FOX 19)  -- A local man is hospitalized in serious condition after he was injured at the Rumpke Landfill on Struble Road.

It happened just after 11 am Saturday when the victim had a problem with his dump truck.

Investigators say the private contractor was dumping roofing materials from the back of a dump truck when the dumper got stuck and would not lower.

The victim crawled between the bed of the truck and the frame to fix the problem and when the dump started moving it came down on the victim and injured him.

Emergency medics needed about 20 minutes to get the man out of the truck.

A medical helicopter flew him to University Hospital.