Firefighter Hurt When Ladder Snaps Off Truck

ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — A firefighter was injured over the weekend when a ladder snapped from a fire truck at the scene of a blaze that destroyed an auto repair shop in Beaver County.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, crews were called to Junak’s Auto Repair on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

The blaze destroyed the business, and while on the scene, an aerial ladder on one of the fire trucks broke — sending it crashing to the ground.

The injured firefighter, identified as James “J.T.” Pennington, suffered a broken elbow and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment, according to the Post-Gazette.

No one was injured inside the repair shop.

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