TWO Blackburn with Darwen council workers have been suspended after a man was injured by a bin lorry.

At around 9.15am on Tuesday September 25 a bin wagon being driven by a Blackburn with Darwen council employee reversed into an elderly man

The incident is believed to have taken place on New Wellington Street, in the Mill Hill area of Blackburn.

Video footage taken by a resident shows one of the binmen ushering the gentleman back onto the pavement after he had been hit.

The council worker then assists his colleague in reversing the bin lorry before seemingly driving away.

An eye witness said: "They hit the man and ushered him away.

"He could have been badly injured without knowing and they haven’t rang an ambulance to check him over."

It is believed that neither council worker reported the incident to their bosses.

An investigation was then launched after the footage emerged and a council worker confirmed that two binmen have been suspended from their duties pending further notice.

Head of Environment for Blackburn with Darwen council, Tony Watson, said: “We are aware of an incident between a member of the public and the refuse vehicle.

"The matter is being investigated with appropriate action being taken."