Myrtle Beach waste authority shut down after employee killed in crash

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The city of Myrtle Beach canceled solid-waste services for Tuesday after a staff member was killed in a car wreck on the way to work Tuesday, said spokesman Mark Kruea.

“The solid waste group is tight knit,” Kruea told The Sun News on Tuesday morning. ”They work very closely together, it requires teamwork. When one team member is injured, it’s an emotional time for all of them.”

During Tuesday’s Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, city manager John Pedersen held a moment of silence for the staff member.

“It was minutes before he turned into the facility,” Pedersen said.

“Many of his teammates were there and saw the damage, so they are grieving with that today,” he said.

Solid-waste plans to resume Tuesday’s services on Wednesday, according to the city’s Facebook. The Wednesday route will be on Thursday and the Thursday route will be on Friday.

The schedule is contingent on weather and rising floodwaters, the post said.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong
Staff writer Megan Tomasic contributed to this report.