REPORT: City worker, grandfather, killed in freak accident while hanging Christmas decorations
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William L. Thyng, 71, was working with another person in a bucket truck to put up decorations when was killed, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
Sanford city manager Steve Buck said Thyng worked as a seasonal worker for a number of years.
The Sanford Maine Police Department wrote in a Facebook post: “On 11-25-19 at approximately 1330 hours, Sanford police officers were dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries at 447 Main Street, Springvale, Maine. First reports were that a man had been struck by a truck. The incident occurred directly in front of the Springvale District Court. When officers arrived they observed a person lying in the street with what appeared to be very serious injuries. Fire Department personnel subsequently pronounced the victim dead. It has been determined that the victim was an employee of the City of Sanford, and that this employee had been operating a City of Sanford vehicle immediately prior to his death.”
The City of Sanford is identifying the municipal employee who was killed on Monday as William Thyng, 71.
He was struck by a city-owned bucket truck that was being used to hang seasonal decorations. Thyng was part of the two-person crew. The accident is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/NuLgl41HCc
— Marissa Bodnar (@MarissaWGME) November 27, 2019
Sanford identifies city worker killed on Main Street on Monday.https://t.co/4cdvYWbJ0F
— Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald) November 27, 2019
Worker is ‘killed by his own truck’ in a freak accident while hanging Christmas decorations https://t.co/DIbjHzXJmo
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 30, 2019
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