Jackson County solid waste transfer station operations have been shut down until further notice following serious injuries sustained by a county inmate on Friday.

Inmates from the Jackson County Correctional Institute help operate the waste transfer facility. An inmate was reportedly injured when a backhoe operated by another inmate backed into him and pinned him against a pickup truck which he was helping unload.

The injured inmate was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in serious condition. He was later released from the hospital and taken to a state department of corrections medical facility.

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