Photo of the month − December 2008 − Special 8
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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