A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, cement company and Fire Department officials said.
The crash occurred at 11:45 am as the driver of the American Transit Mix Corp was maneuvering between Ten Eyck Street and Metropolitan Avenue, according to the FDNY.
Emergency medical personnel transported the man to Elmhurst Hospital Center, fire officials said.
Meanwhile, workers at neighboring Copper Scrap Inc. set to shoveling the sea of cement out of their driveway.
Figuring he would make the best of the mess, Copper Scrap employee Peng Chin scooped some of the cement into a pothole on Varick Street.
A tow company righted the cement truck around 2:15 pm, according to fire officials.