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Sanitation Worker Run Over by Garbage Truck

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 33-year-old sanitation worker was seriously injured after he fell from a garbage truck in Craig and his leg was run over by the vehicle.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Cohenour says the truck was backing up in a curved driveway in Craig Wednesday morning when Joe Aakre fell and one of the truck's tires ran over one of his legs.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says Aakre was riding on the bottom step of the front passenger side of the vehicle when he fell. Witnesses alerted the driver of the Montana Waste Systems truck.

Aakre was flown to a Great Falls hospital for treatment and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A hospital official said he was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

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