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Post office worker hurt in fall

October 10, 2006

Albany -- An Albany Post office maintenance worker was injured in a fall on the roof of the South Slappey Post Office.

 About 11 Tuesday morning Dougherty County E-M-S used an Albany Fire Department aerial truck to rescue Jimmy Heirs off the Post Office roof.

Heirs was standing on a ladder doing routine maintenance on an Air Conditioner unit when he was shocked by a 110-volt power source. He fell approximately ten feet onto the roof and suffered a possible broken arm along with head and rib injuries.

 You can only get on the roof by climbing a small, narrow ladder, so paramedics called for the aerial truck. Paramedic Supervisor Hal Pinson said "to protect his back and spine as much as possible, we put him on a long spine board and removed him from the roof with the aerial truck rather than take him through a scuttle hole."

A Phoebe Putney spokesperson said Heirs is in serious condition.

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