Impaled Crane

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Recovery

Jake Jacob of Jake’s Towing Westwego, La., sends these photos of a crane truck that lost its footing on May 21, 2009.

“When we showed up we realized that we were going to need more equipment than we originally sent,” Jacob says, “so we called in our 60-ton rotator, 50-ton Century wrecker as well as our H.I.R.T. (Heavy Incident Recovery Trailer). We used our 50- and 60-ton wreckers to lift the casualty and used our medium-duty 2007 Ford F-750 as a control vehicle. As you can see, the yellow poles were stuck inside the leaf spring setup.”