A Jasper city employee was injured Friday afternoon in a workplace accident.
Billy Wade, a longtime employee in the city’s streets department, was hurt when a large piece of asphalt fell on him while street department crews were replacing a culvert along Airport Road North near Arkadelphia Road.
Wade was in a ditch where the culvert was set to go when the large slab of asphalt broke loose and fell on top of him. Crews had to use a backhoe to lift the asphalt off Wade.
Wade was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
Initially, it was believed Wade may have suffered a broken pelvis and internal injuries, Mayor David O’Mary said Saturday afternoon.
“He was in a lot of pain,” O’Mary said.
Fortunately, tests showed Wade suffered no broken bones or internal injuries and he was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon.
“There’s no better person than Billy Wade,” O’Mary said. “He’s going to be extremely sore for a while, but luckily he’s going to be OK and we’re so happy about that.”
Harris, Ron (2018, July 22). City worker injured in on-the-job accident. https://mountaineagle.com/stories/city-worker-injured-in-on-the-job-accident,16905