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Waste workers help woman recover diamond ring

Posted: 11:37 AM, Apr 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-21 13:51:13-04
Waste workers help woman recover diamond ring
A distraught Massachusetts woman is crediting waste workers with helping her find important pieces of jewelry she mistakenly threw in the garbage.
 
Cecelia Callahan told The Patriot Ledger on Wednesday that she was cleaning her 3.1-carat engagement ring, a 1.75-carat diamond pendant and her grandmother's diamond ring in preparation for a wedding anniversary dinner last week. She says she wrapped them in paper towels and left them on a countertop.
 
That’s when she heard the trash truck coming and instinctively tossed the towels. The 51-year-old Norwell woman says she was "heartbroken" when she discovered her mistake, and enlisted help from workers.
 
A transportation supervisor at a transfer station made arrangements for the truck to drop the trash off at the Braintree station. 
 
Callahan, her husband and a loader operator searched until they located the garbage bag with the jewelry inside. The woman, ecstatic about the find, is now reunited with her beloved items.