Garland Landfill Employee Backed Over by Dump Truck, Police Say

An employee at the Garland landfill is recovering from serious injuries after being backed over by a dumptruck Tuesday morning, police say.

According to Garland police, an employee was picking up trash when a the driver of a dump truck in line to drop off a load backed up and accidentally struck the employee.

The employee was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital from the landfill at 3175 Elm Grove Road.

The extent of the person's injuries is unclear, but NBC 5 has learned he's in stable, but serious, condition.

The incident is being investigated as an accident and charges are not expected to be filed.

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