Photo of the month − December 2008 − Special 8
[German version]

Write-off caused by an unsecured container

This example of inadequate securing clearly demonstrates that the potential damage is not always trivial.

A truck/trailer combination was transporting two containers filled with garden waste. In a bend, the rear container fell from the trailer and buried an oncoming car. The car was a write-off and we are unaware of the fate of the occupants. The fire department had to remove the roof of the car with hydraulic cutters.

Figure 1 [Raymond Lausberg]

Figure 2 [Raymond Lausberg]

Figure 3 [Raymond Lausberg]

The container fell because it was not secured as required by the manufacturer. No securing pins were used.

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