|November 7, 2016
Approximate time: 0808
Weather Conditions: Clear
Contacted by the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks to respond to Route 10 between Freeman Road and
Friendship Church Road for a roofing trailer that came disconnected from the truck and hit a pole.
One of our recovery supervisors was onscene and advised that the trailer was overturned and entangled in the pole
and wires. He advised that we would need to lift the trailer off of the embankment and load it onto a rollback for transport
from the scene. He also advised that there was extensive clean up of the roadway that would be required to be done.
One of our sliding rotator recovery units along with one of our rollbacks was dispatched to the scene. Also Null's
Recovery & Site Restoration was dispatched to the scene to handle the cleanup of the roadway and vehicle parts from
There was concern about uprighting the trailer on the accident scene as the hydraulic tank and system was
compromised. Uprighting the unit would cause the hydraulic oils to leak from the trailer and into the field. It was
determined that the best way to handle the recovery without causing further environmental impact was to load the trailer
onto the rollback upside down and handle the uprighting at our facility where the hazards could be controlled easier.
The rotator was positioned in the field and rigged to lift the trailer away from the wires and clear of the embankment.
Once clear of the embankment, the trailer was brought out from under the wires and into the field. Once in the field, the
trailer was loaded onto the rollback and secured for transport from the accident scene back to our facility.
Our personnel worked with NR&SR to sweep the roadway and clean up the vehicle parts from the scene.
Once the roadway was cleaned up, the scene was turned over to PECO and Flagger Force.
The trailer was transported from the accident scene to Null's of Cochranville. NR&SR also travelled to our facility to
remove the hydraulic oil from the tank in order to prevent the oil from leaking out of the unit in our storage area.
The trailer was lifted off of the rollback and uprighted in the secure storage yard.
All of the hazards on the trailer were secured.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE COCHRANVILLE, KEYSTONE VALLEY,
CHRISTIANA, AND MODENA FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR THEIR HELP WITH
TRAFFIC CONTROL DURING THIS INCIDENT.