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City employee injured

Cary Ashby • Updated Mar 17, 2017 at 1:39 AM

Norwalk officials are keeping quiet about an accident involving a city employee who was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. and involved city-owned, salt-spreading equipment, said Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan, who declined to release the employee’s name or the location.

“With respect to the employee’s family, we are not releasing any further information,” he said Wednesday afternoon.

Duncan said Medvac transported the victim to a hospital, but the mayor declined to elaborate. The Reflector called three trauma centers, but no further information was available at press time.

Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dan Wendt confirmed what the mayor said and also declined to provide further details, citing the family’s request for privacy.

Duncan said he and Wendt planned to visit the victim in the hospital Wednesday night.

The Norwalk police and fire departments responded to the undisclosed scene.

“We are instructed to refer any media (inquiries) to the mayor’s office,” said Capt. Aaron Lynch, who was in charge of the scene for the fire department.

Police Chief Dave Light couldn’t be reached for comment.

Duncan was asked about the employee’s condition.

“We have not heard,” the mayor said Wednesday afternoon.

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