An INDOT worker was injured Monday when the bucket truck in which he was
working tipped over on I-65, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 12:23 p.m. three INDOT workers, assigned to the
LaPorte District, were attempting to repair a large roadway sign on the
outer shoulder of I-65, just south of Crown Point.
One of the three was operating the boom controls from outside the 1993
International bucket truck, while two were inside the bucket itself, police
said: Hope Fogus, 46, of Michigan City, and Herman Hendricks, 31, of
Westville. When the bucket truck tipped, Fogus escaped injury but Hendricks
sustained a broken leg, police said.
Neither Fogus nor Hendricks was ejected from the bucket in the incident,
Hendricks was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point.
The right lane of I-65 was closed until 2:20 p.m.