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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Recovery That Could've Been A Blast for the Towing Company

A semi loaded with 8,500 pounds of dynamite and 26,000 pounds of blasting agent failed to negotiate a ramp in Terre Haute, IN and almost rolled over. Luckily, a one-foot diameter sycamore tree kept it mostly upright.
According to the story in the Terre Haute News:
“It made us all a little nervous,” said Brian Langer of Peffley and Hinshaw Wrecker Service of Terre Haute, which pulled the semi, with the explosives still on board, out of the trick grove of trees where it crashed at the entrance of the rest area. “All in all, [the drivers were] lucky,” he said.

The truck, which is owned by an international explosives company, was en route to Montreal factory from Missouri.

Read the full story here.


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