|January 20, 2017
Approximate time: 0658
Weather Conditions: Clear
Contacted by the Kinzer Fire Company and the Pennsylvania State Police Lancaster Barracks requesting us to respond
to Lincoln Highway and Vintage Road in Paradise Township for a four axle dump truck that had been loaded with sand
that was involved in a collision and was now overturned. We were advised that the load of sand had spilled onto the
roadway and that the roadway was blocked.
With the information we were given, we immediately dispatched two of our heavy duty sliding rotator recovery units, our
skid steer loader and street sweeper attachment, and contacted Null's Recovery & Site Restoration to respond to the
scene with one of their Incident Response Units and one of their dump trailers.
The rotators travelled directly to the scene while the skid steer loader and street sweeper attachment were loaded onto
one of our rollbacks and secured for transport to the scene.
Upon arrival, a Mack four axle dump truck was found to have been travelling westbound on Lincoln Highway when a work
truck pulled out into it's path from Vintage Road. The two trucks collided knocking the front axle loose from under the
loaded dump truck. The dump truck travelled across the center turn lane, overturned, travelled across the eastbound
lane, and slid into a 40' conex box. The dump truck spilled it's load of sand onto the roadway. The truck had a major
fluid spill, there was coolant, hydraulic oil, engine oil, and diesel fuel leaking from it. The truck protruded into the side of
the conex box approximately 12-18". It was determined that the truck would have to be winched out of the conex box.
There were wires running directly above the dump truck. Due to the overhead wires, the truck would have to be brought
back onto the roadway prior to being uprighted. The dump truck still had several tons of sand in the body. The hood
was ripped off of the truck.
There was a large amount of vehicle parts and debris on the roadway from the impact.
In all, four vehicles were involved in the collision.
Our lead operator met with the truck driver and gave him a card containing all of our information. The driver advised he
had a ride enroute to the scene. He was advised if he was cold or needed a place to sit he was welcome to sit in one of
An additional dump truck was dispatched to the scene to assist with cleaning up the spilled sand.
Upon arrival of the skid steer loader, it was immediately put to work cleaning the spilled sand off the roadway. In order to
reopen the roadway as quickly as possible, the sand was stock piled in the parking lot of the Vintage Sales Stable to be
re-loaded once the roadway was cleared.
Null's Recovery & Site Restoration personnel worked with the Fire Department personnel to contain and clean up the
large fluid spill.
The truck's driveline was removed.
The two rotators were positioned and worked to remove the dump truck from the conex box and reposition it back onto
the roadway. One of the rotators was positioned at the bottom side of the truck in the eastbound lane. The second
rotator was setup at the rear of the truck in the center turn lane. Both rotators were set-up on work platforms. The
rotator on the bottom side rotated its boom counter clockwise, slid the mast to the rear, and fully extended its boom so
that the front of the truck could be lifted as it was winched backwards out of the conex box. Rigging was connected to
the front of the truck and to the dump body. The rotator at the rear of the truck was rigged to the rear frame of the truck.
The two rotators worked together to winch and lift the dump truck out of the conex box. Once clear of the box, the truck
was brought out from under the electric lines and onto the eastbound lane.
Once in the eastbound lane, rigging was connected to the truck's frame and under the truck's bed. Additional rigging
was connected to one of the high side wheels. The two rotators worked together to perform a mid air roll on the truck.
The truck was lifted off of the ground and rotated back to an upright position. Once upright, the truck was set back onto
The rigging was removed and returned to its respective location. Both rotators were returned to travel position.
The rotator at the front of the truck hooked to the front of the truck. The axle was chained to the frame. The truck's
brakes were caged.
The truck was moved from the roadway to the parking lot so that the clean up of the roadway could continue. Once off
of the roadway, secondary attachments and wireless towlights were installed. The driver side outside tire on the driver's
side was flat. The flat tire was removed to prevent it from falling off in transport. The sideboards on the truck that were
loose were removed.
Our personnel worked with NR&SR personnel to clean up the fluids that had leaked from the truck and were puddled in
the parking lot where the truck came to rest and on the roadway. The fluids and absorbents were placed into DOT
transport salvage drums.
The skid steer loader was utilized to sweep the roadway.
The vehicle parts and debris that were swept from the roadway were placed into a "bagster". The bagster and hood
were loaded onto the rollback and secured.
The sand was loaded into the dump trailer and dump truck for transport back to our facility.
The dump truck and driver were transported from the accident scene to our facility.
Once the load of sand was re-loaded, the skid steer loader and street sweeper were loaded onto the rollback and
secured for transport back to our facility.
Once at our facility, the driver waited the arrival of his ride in our lobby. The dump truck was placed in our secure
storage yard for DOT Inspection. The rotator unhooked from the dump truck.
All of the rigging that was utilized was cleaned, inspected, and returned to its respective locating.
The skid steer loader and street sweeper were unloaded and placed in our shop. The truck's hood was placed with the
truck. The "bagster" containing the parts and debris was placed in the bed of the truck.
Our trucks and equipment were made ready for the next call.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE KINZER FIRE COMPANY ALONG WITH ALL OF
THE MUTUAL AID FIRE POLICE UNITS FOR THEIR HELP ONSCNE AND WITH
TRAFFIC CONTROL! AS ALWAYS IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!