Pair of City of Ripley workers airlifted after accident inside manhole

**UPDATE: BOTH WORKERS WERE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVER**

A pair of workers with the City of Ripley Water Department were injured and have been airlifted after an accident on Tuesday.

Sources have told TippahNews.com that the injuries were serious in nature, but names are not being released at this time. The two men were rushed to be treated and are being seen by medical professionals, including being on a ventilator.

We have reached out to the City of Ripley but have not heard back with a status update as of 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon.

From Walnut Mayor Vickie Skinner:

Prayers needed for two City of Ripley workers. One has been flown to Tupleo and the other flown to Birmingham. They inhaled a chemical while working inside a sewer manhole both men passed out.

Please pray for the two workers, their family, Tippah Ambulance & ER – these men are our town family too

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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