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Local Snow plow Guy, Killed !!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Clapper&Company, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Last night, we had a local snow plow guy killed.

    He was plowing a long driveway down the hill, when he slid on Ice that was under the snow, His truck slid sideways down the hill, and it dug in causing the the truck to flip and roll down the hill. Killing the guy
     
  2. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    Thats horrible! Everyone be safe!
     
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    yeah. i was wondering if that was going to happen to me the other day. but the truck stopped and i was able to back up out of it. Had my daughter with me and she was freakin out a little (she is only 7) no harm done though. Next time i wont get so far at a angle and in that position when i plow through there. thats what happens when you try to push back banking sideways on a hill. lol.
     
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Yea, every one needs to be safe out there. Some drivways its better to say no
     
  5. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    that sounds like a real freak accident...sad story
     
  6. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    seatbelts seatbelts seatbelts...
     
  7. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    I run studded winterforce tires and it made my truck like a tank...like a tank I tell ya!! :salute:

    Considering how cheap they are I am amazed. I stopped on a nasty grade while pushing in lo range and I started back up the hill pushing the same pile not even a slip! All that in my light little supercrew F150 with the curtis and some ballast!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2007
  8. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Man, that's crazy! Hope we don't hear to many more stories like that this year.
     
  9. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    In all seriousness though, that is truely terrible. I know it's a pita to wear a seatbelt while plowing, but I bet that this guy was not and it might have saved him. I always buckle up, I see all too often the results of not wearing one.
     
  10. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    WOW! thats horrible. Yeah, every one should wear a seat belt. Just look at pics of Smitty58's truck.