Two Belle Valley firefighters and one from Wattsburg were injured last night when the bucket they were in plunged several feet.
But how could the malfunction happen on a four year old truck?
It happened around seven o'clock Wednesday night outside the Wattsburg Fire Hall on Route 8.
Three men were in the bucket on a Belle Valley Fire Department rig installing new equipment on a radio tower.
Officials said they were up about seventy feet when the ladder started coming down in what was described as a rapid descent.
The three people inside were taken to the hospital. One has since been released while the other two remain hospitalized with what are said to be non-life threatening injuries.
The rig that malfunctioned was purchased for $1.2 million in 2010.
The truck came from Sutphen out of Columbus, Ohio.
The CEO of Sutphen would not comment on camera, nor did the company release a statement on the incident.
It is believed the pulley cable snapped while they were up in the bucket.
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