If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fox 8 Cleveland)   What do you get when you cross a bridge underpass with a raised dump bed? About halfway   (fox8.com) divider line 37
    More: Scary, underpass, pedestrian bridge, dump trucks, truck accident, Ohio Department of Transportation, tracking  
•       •       •

7741 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Mar 2013 at 9:58 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



37 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-09 04:16:13 PM
That is a really impressive fail. A 180 flip beats the accident on I-84 near Hartford a few years ago where the driver was left 15 feet in the air.
 
2013-03-09 04:38:01 PM
11foot8 got nothing on this guy.
 
2013-03-09 09:37:54 PM
This happened up here last year with a Garbage truck employee. He died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxeWbT8UrQ
 
2013-03-09 09:45:59 PM
What do you get when you cross a bridge underpass with a raised dump bed?

An Oompa-Loompa song about the folly of my ways?
 
2013-03-09 10:06:06 PM
Expenses that completely undo the savings of dumping your trash on the road between one pickup and the next.
 
2013-03-09 10:10:11 PM
Mister Peejay: 11foot8 got nothing on this guy.

THIS
 
2013-03-09 10:10:35 PM
I've seen this enough over my long battled years on the internet to ask this.

How is there NOT a safety interlock of some sort on these things at this point? Like a governor that is installed so that when the shiat is raised it's impossible to drive more then say.. 3mph tops until lowered.
 
2013-03-09 10:11:31 PM
At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass. Also there's this guy.
 
2013-03-09 10:11:48 PM
Uh, which button is Bed-up and which is Bed-down? What-the-f*ck, I'll just push them both and see what happens!
 
2013-03-09 10:12:33 PM
What the impact might have looked like: lookie here
 
2013-03-09 10:17:31 PM

SurelyShirley: What the impact might have looked like: lookie here



Thanks for that.

Also, nice headline, subby.
 
2013-03-09 10:18:14 PM

A Shambling Mound: At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass. Also there's this guy.


Pretty sure it is. There are circular ramps on both ends. It goes between an industrial/trucking zone and residential zone. There's a park a few blocks away, maybe it's for the park? because no school that I can see.
 
2013-03-09 10:18:21 PM
the best dumptruck fail I witnessed in person was a guy that was regraveling a parking lot in BFE Arkansas. His bed hit the power lines. It knocked out the power for the whole little town.
 
2013-03-09 10:19:40 PM
We had a truck driver cycle his bottom-dump gates on the freeway while he was loaded with hot asphalt.  Nothing truck drivers do surprises me anymore.
 
2013-03-09 10:22:45 PM
Depending on where the lift control is(on dash or on floor), shiat happens.

Best ones are where the truck does a high speed dump spread on a road raising project and the wind doesn't allow the box to lower fast enough and you didn't need those utility lines to your house anyways.

/Sunroofs on dump trucks are the best way to see if your box is still up.
//So are the mirrors, but who uses them to look behind them anyways.
 
2013-03-09 10:36:31 PM
Another professional driver.
 
2013-03-09 10:42:38 PM

A Shambling Mound: At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass.  Also there's this guy.


FTFA: CLEVELAND - Crews will work around the clock to dismantle a pedestrian bridge that was struck by a truck early on Saturday morning.

Maybe you should check out this site... http://www.rif.org/
 
2013-03-09 10:44:49 PM
Surprised it was in Russia, home of drunk driving and dashcams
 
2013-03-09 10:50:36 PM

nytmare: A Shambling Mound: At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass. Also there's this guy.

Pretty sure it is. There are circular ramps on both ends. It goes between an industrial/trucking zone and residential zone. There's a park a few blocks away, maybe it's for the park? because no school that I can see.


It was a pedestrian overpass. It's not too far from my place here but thankfully I go the opposite direction to and from work everyday. But the detour routes more traffic past my home stretch of 271. Bastards.
 
2013-03-09 10:58:13 PM
McColl said he really enjoys the StartX environment, of which he now serves on the board of directors.

startx?

lordargent@darktower3:~$ sudo startx
[sudo] password for lordargent:
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
 
2013-03-09 10:59:54 PM
OOps, wrong thread.

kill -9
 
2013-03-09 11:05:57 PM

Generation_D: Surprised it was in Russia, home of drunk driving and dashcams


What?  When did we sell Cleveland to Russia?  I am all for it, but I missed that story.
 
2013-03-09 11:18:04 PM
As my boss used to say: the only thing dumber than a truck driver is two truck drivers.
 
2013-03-09 11:38:35 PM
Dude....you bent the bridge.
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-10 12:00:28 AM

styckx: I've seen this enough over my long battled years on the internet to ask this.

How is there NOT a safety interlock of some sort on these things at this point? Like a governor that is installed so that when the shiat is raised it's impossible to drive more then say.. 3mph tops until lowered.


It hardly matters.

When I worked at the Tragic Kingdom, a trash truck came backstage to get the dumpsters behind Main Street. It had to go under the train tracks at one point, and there was exactly one safe way to do this: With the forks all the way down, and at no more than 5 mph. All drivers had to stop at the guard shack to make sure they were doing this. We had to stop them & wave them through after ensuring 1. forks down, 2. speed limit known.

Sure enough, one night I stepped out of the booth to slow the guy down. It was a replacement driver who apparently had no idea what was going on and he sped past me at about 20 mph with the forks up and wedged himself into the underpass. Took more than two hours to deflate the tires and get the guy out of the underpass.

People WILL find a way to do something incredibly stupid, no matter what safeguards are in place.
 
2013-03-10 12:13:20 AM

Driver: A Shambling Mound: At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass.  Also there's this guy.

FTFA: CLEVELAND - Crews will work around the clock to dismantle a pedestrian bridge that was struck by a truck early on Saturday morning.

Maybe you should check out this site... http://www.rif.org/


Yeah I sorta never got around to reading the article. The two videos I linked came to mind from the headline and then I got too involved with trying to figure out how to to post links from my iPad and here we are.
 
2013-03-10 01:09:02 AM
 
2013-03-10 01:44:40 AM
What I don't understand is how these stupid dump truck drivers manage to drive so far without looking in their mirrors. One glance in the mirror would instantly reveal that something is amiss.
 
2013-03-10 03:08:37 AM

styckx: I've seen this enough over my long battled years on the internet to ask this.

How is there NOT a safety interlock of some sort on these things at this point? Like a governor that is installed so that when the shiat is raised it's impossible to drive more then say.. 3mph tops until lowered.


Most of the trucks have manual engagement for the PTO that drives the hydraulic pump. It should be disengaged before driving so it doesn't burn up the pump, but if someone forgets to disengage it and the maybe the lever is moved or bleeds a little the bed can raise. Then if they aren't paying attention at all this happens.

Newer trucks can have a computer controlled PTO that automaticly disengages at either a set speed or rpm to protect the pump. But, that's more expensive than the old way...seems to me taking out trucks and bridges gets expensive quick.
 
2013-03-10 03:23:55 AM
Did you get your truck stuck?
No, I was just delivering that underpass and ran out of gas.
 
2013-03-10 03:37:41 AM
Sylvis : No, I was just delivering that underpass

Delivering an UNDERpass?

How farking big was that truck?
 
2013-03-10 04:24:54 AM

Sylvis: Did you get your truck stuck?
No, I was just delivering that underpass and ran out of gas.


Id use this line if I ever epic failed.
 
2013-03-10 06:08:55 AM

A Shambling Mound: At least it wasn't a pedestrian overpass.


Yes, it was./clevelandite
 
2013-03-10 07:32:54 AM
Pickups have a bed.  Dump trucks have boxes.
 
2013-03-10 07:39:54 AM

styckx: How is there NOT a safety interlock of some sort on these things at this point? Like a governor that is installed so that when the shiat is raised it's impossible to drive more then say.. 3mph tops until lowered.


Sometimes dump trucks want to drive while dumping.  Like when they're laying out gravel or something.  The rate at which you drive determines how thick the stuff goes down.  Another example would be laying down sand for a horse arena or something.

/Dad's a truck driver.
 
2013-03-10 11:31:32 AM
Lovely. This happened about a mile from my office, so it should be a wonderful commute tommorow. The interesting thing is that the urban deer learned to use that bridge to cross over the highway from the park where they live to their morning grazing spot in the freld next to us. Have a bad  feeling we're going to see a few squashed deer(s) in the days ahead.
 
2013-03-10 07:15:58 PM

lordargent: Sylvis : No, I was just delivering that underpass

Delivering an UNDERpass?

How farking big was that truck?


http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/focus/07dec/images/chapter1pic1.j pg

About that big maybe?
 
Displayed 37 of 37 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report