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Equipment Accidents

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by 9420pullpan, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    here are some of the pics of accidents that i have found.....
    #1 hoe stuck
    #2 D11N
    #3 there is a D8R on top of the wheel on the excavator

    more equipment and equipment accidents in my photo album at

    http://client.webshots.com/user/xbl003x
     

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  2. dumptruck

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    What happened to the excavator. is that ice or snow on top of dirt.? Might be a litlle cold if the heater doesnt work! :)
     
  3. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    i believe it fell into ice then it snowed. thats one of the best ones i have ever seen....... how bout the D8 on the wheeled excavator>>>>
     
  4. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    here is another view of the D8 wrapped up in that wheel excavator.........
     

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  5. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    just 1 question. how do you get that dozer out of there with it wedged in there. that must have been a job in itself........
     
  6. Lochoe115

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    Wow!!

    That is unreal... How could it possibly make it all the way up! and how stupid would the operator of the cat have to be to come in contact!
     
  7. alco

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    Long story short, the excavator was on the way to rescue a grader that dropped into very soft material. The operator (being a genius) took the same route as the grader and the hoe dropped in since it weighed more.

    The machine sunk fairly deep and they built a pad out to the machine so they had a stable base to work from for the recovery. Building the pad took several days and since it was in the winter, snow accumulated.

    They were able to dig the machine out without incident.......tailings sand is wonderful stuff.

    Brian
     
  8. JDOFMEMI

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    Does anyone know the story behind the D-11N?
     
  9. Lashlander

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    Looks like it butted heads with one of them there Komatsus.:D
     
  10. Countryboy

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    Looks to me like another flaw in the "high track" design. :cool2 :D
     
  11. wrenchbender

    wrenchbender Senior Member

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    Yep, not enough braces for a fall from that height. But what you can't see is the Komotsu tha broke it's fall.:naughty :eek2 :stirthepot
     
  12. Cat

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    WOW people are dumb:Banghead
     
  13. Buckethead

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    I don't think it's "dumb", I think it is more like one split-second of carelessness. Or taking unnecessary chances to impress people.
     
  14. alco

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    I can't say about the dozer and bucketwheel or the crushed D11, but the buried Hitachi definitely was dumb.

    Brian
     
  15. equipment fan

    equipment fan COPPA

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    hey guys,the picture of the excavator in the water is in canada.check the boom and you will see the logo "wajax".It`s our local dealer of hitachi excavator.But sorry,i dont have more information about this accident:beatsme
     
  16. alco

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    I can show you exactly where that picture was taken.

    Brian
     
  17. surfer-joe

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    I rather thought the burial of the Hitachi was kinda neat. They dug it out huh? Too bad!
     
  18. equipment fan

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    Ok Brian:notworthy ,Where the picture was taken,i`m curious:D
     
  19. alco

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    The picture was taken on the North Toe Berm of the Mildred Lake Settling Basin at Syncrude's Base lease in Fort McMurray and the hoe belonged to North American Construction Group. If you want more specific details, it was about 100 meters from the bottom of the cell 19 ramp.

    Brian
     
  20. Countryboy

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    I know exactly where your talking about...... :D