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      Worker injured after pan scraper rollover

      A landfill worker says that a coworker was coming down the side of a hill in the pan scraper when the brakes failed. The pan scraper continued down the hill, struck an embankment, and caused it to flip. / Kerri Copello

      Dougherty County Police, Albany Fire Department and EMS officials responded Monday to the Dougherty County Landfill around 10:30 a.m. after a pan scraper rolled over.

      A landfill worker says that a coworker was coming down the side of a hill in the pan scraper when the brakes failed. The pan scraper continued down the hill, struck an embankment, and caused it to flip.

      The vehicle operator has been extracted from the pan scraper and is on the way to Phoebe Putney for treatment.

      No word on the severity of his injuries at this time.
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