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  1. #14
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    I wonder if they have enough insurance to cover the repair of the bridge? That is going to be one unhappy insurance company.

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    Do you even bother to call your boss and tell him the story or just start walking home?

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    Originally posted by mtnwrench
    Do you even bother to call your boss and tell him the story or just start walking home?
    Tongue-in-cheek, start walkin'. Reality, don't leave the scene of the accident.
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    How many engineers does take to figure out how to get a big ass back hoe under a overpass ??


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    Originally posted by 747ken
    I've operated large boom trucks that have interlocks that pervent the vehicle from moving if the boom isn't secured and locked in place. I would think this equipment would have the same.

    Wonder if any automobiles were on the overpass when this happened. Someone could have been killed.

    Anyone have a link to this story?

    Uhh Looks more like it was being transported on a trailer when this happened, other wise , yeah, the interlock should have prevented this...


    But a boom lifting at 60-70Mph.... Ooooohh this is what happens...


    Is it just me, or is that a really long boom for a track hoe??? Must be able to dig pretty deep trenches...

    Anyone need a 23' deep trench?? Well, the equipment is a little tied up at the moment...

  6. #19
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    Wonder if the bolts were sheared on the wet end of the trailer? Bet there was a little "jolt" on impact. Did the driver just keep going or did paramedics have to scrape his face off of the inside of the windshield?

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    Originally posted by troyorr
    Wonder if the bolts were sheared on the wet end of the trailer? Bet there was a little "jolt" on impact. Did the driver just keep going or did paramedics have to scrape his face off of the inside of the windshield?
    I imagine there was some underwear scrapin' goin' on.
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  8. #21
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    The boom was high enough to just hit one of the veritcal members of the concrete 'T' forming the roadway. When it contacted the 'T', it raised up shall we say "rather sharply". The guy might have barely been up to speed, as he had only gotten onto I-70 less than a half mile from this overpass. My daughter uses this overpass to get to work, now she has a much longer route to take. All I can say is that had to be one heck of a jolt when it all came to a sudden stop. One of the jokes following this event was- "semi trailer- $45,000; excavator $280,000... bridge- priceless. Mastercard- good at thousands of locations worldwide, but not for bail money in Hays, Kansas."
    Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.

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    [/B][/QUOTE]


    Uhh Looks more like it was being transported on a trailer when this happened


    [/B][/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Must have been at speed when it hit. Don't see a trailer in the photo, maybe it was removed after the accident.

    I did a search on this, still can't find more info.

  10. #23
    Originally posted by 747ken

    Uhh Looks more like it was being transported on a trailer when this happened


    [/B][/QUOTE]

    .... Don't see a trailer in the photo, maybe it was removed after the accident.... [/B][/QUOTE]

    If you look at the pics in the link, the trailer is visible in most of the pics posted. It is a tri-axle drop deck with the front or "wet" end missing, removed? still traveling?

    Fred

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    I am assuming they did not have a demolition contract for the bridge?

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    Yes it was on a trailer. He might have been up to full speed, but it was barely a half mile from where he entered the highway. That's maybe enough of a run to get to full speed with that load. He was specifically told by his boss to avoid I-70 and to take rural roads to his destination instead. I don't have any more specific details on the incident other than what was reported in the local news. A cousin is with the Ks. Highway Patrol and served that area, but recently transferred so I lost my insider there.
    Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.

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    Check this dorf out. Wasted a $200,000 dollar car. http://acrosstheboard.********.com/2...-your-car.html

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