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pedestrian overpass collapase

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Neige, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
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  2. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
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    Same thing happened here in Detroit last fall.

    Killed the driver.
     
  3. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Read the comments below the story - it's good to see that dip chit political comments happen in other parts of the world also. Almost sounds as if there is a French vs English revolt going on up there.
     
  4. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
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    Sucks to be him. I'm guessing there will be a truck driver looking for a new job. Did you read in the comments where someone suggests that this could be "easily avoided" if we just install trip wires that activate a warning sign alerting the driver to stop in time? So let's see, how many millions of overpasses times several thousand per trip wire and sign device = $$$.$$$.$$$. Yeah, that sounds like an efficient use of tax dollars. NOT. How about the truck driver is smarter than a turnip? That wouldn't cost anything.
     
  5. procut

    procut Senior Member
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    Same thing happened here in Lansing, MI years ago when a trash truck that empties dumpsters drove under one with the "loader" portion raised in the air. Bad thing was I believe school had just got out and there were 2 or 3 kids on it. Can't remember if the kids died or not, this was probably close to 20 years ago.
     
  6. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
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    I drive a hooklift and for the life of me, I can't understand how this happens. If you have a load, the truck would be extremely top heavy and drive like hell. If you are empty, how do you not notice that you don't have a hook staring at you in the rear view mirror, or not see the hoist raised out the back window in the mirror? Completely stupid. :sleeping:
     
  7. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Wow sorry to hear that Paul, is Ryerson your son? I'm glad he's ok. Hope they don't come after the company or jack up the insurance. Hopefully they find a structural flaw in the bridge or something..... Actually now that I think about it do you mean he was the one driving or was he just asked to show them how it could happen?