Highway worker hit with shovel in Outagamie Co.

A photo of the shovel that fell off the back of the pickup truck and hit a highway worker in the head (Photo courtesy of Fox Valley Metro Police Dept.)

LITTLE CHUTE - While working along US Highway 441 southbound, an employee of the Outagamie County Highway Department was hit in the head by a shovel that fell off the back of a passing pickup truck.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. Thursday. The worker sustained significant injuries as a result.

The vehicle that carried the shovel is described as an older model white Ford F250 or F350 truck with a ladder or utility rack.

The shovel was recovered at the scene.

If you have any information regarding the vehicle involved in this accident, place contact Officer Ryan Peterson with the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at 920.788.7505 or