07.10.2019

Counterweight truck overturn

A counterweight tractor and trailer belonging to Irish rental company McNallys Crane Hire / Windhoist left the road and rolled down an embankment last week in Ireland, reportedly after running out of control while travelling down a hill on a wind farm. We do not yet have the details of which wind farm and exactly when the incident occurred.
The truck ran away on a hill

The vehicle then rolled down the embankment

The trailer was loaded with 60 tonnes of ballast, when the side of the track appears to have given way. The driver reportedly suffered a number of bone fractures including vertebrae but his condition was reportedly not too serious.
Although the cab was badly damaged the driver escaped with broken bones

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