Container Falls On Yard Truck

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  2. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    I wonder if the equipment operator had to immediately go get drug tested? Probably not as the ILA 'protects' its members.
     
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  3. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Have you ever been to a container depot?
    Have you seen how easy stacked containers shift?
     
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  4. lovesthedrive

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    I am glad I have not, tho I was not aware. Tho it also makes sense as I am sure containers are not equallt loaded and one end might be MUCH heavier than the other.
     
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  5. "semi" retired

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    Okay, here's the deal here, driver error. That's a yard spotter and they hit a stack of containers, causing this one to fall. The driver is lucky it was empty or light load, as 46K would have flattened the truck altogether.
     
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  6. daf105paccar

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    Empties slide like they are on grease.
    Loaded ones,there it depends on the initial energy.

    Looks like the stacker driver miscalcutated his swing out.
    A 20'.......barely comes out off the machine.
    A 40' or more you would surprised how much it swings out.
     
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  7. okiedokie

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    As safety stand around with the forks at head level.....
     
  8. ZVar

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    Says it shifted as he was driving by, no mention of him hitting it. Of course it's not like the driver would admit it, but...
    I have seen shipping racks be stacked up and fall over, once just randomly when no one is around and once on a parked trailer next to it. Would not surprise me if the crane operator missed a corner and it wasn't stacked as well as it should have been.
     
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  9. daf105paccar

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    That will be because they are just about to lift the container to free the driver.
     
  10. daf105paccar

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    Says container was hit in the article.
     
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