Truck driver injured after falling into pit at Walker landfill
WALKER - Officials say a truck driver was injured after he fell into a pit at a Walker landfill on Tuesday.
The incident happened at Woodside Landfill. Officials reported the driver fell into a solidification pit and received heat burns as a result. Liquid waste is loaded into the pit where it is combined with a compound that makes it solid, generating heat in the process.
He was taken to an area hospital with two others to be treated for minor injuries.
The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will investigate the incident with help from the local fire department.
Officials noted that no hazardous materials were involved.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
On Memorial Day, family remembers WWII veteran who died from COVID-19
Louisiana legislature poised to expand access to medical marijuana
Volunteers honor fallen soldiers buried in forgotten cemetery
One killed in construction accident at Baton Rouge home Monday
WATCH: Procession for Trooper George Baker
Southern baseball players meet for unofficial practice in Port Allen
Kenan Cooper is first from West Feliciana to swim collegialety
LSU rolls out new turf in Tiger Stadium overnight
LSU Coaches dish on latest with football team
New West Feliciana football coach unsure of when he'll meet his new...