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Man Drowns In Bulldozer Accident

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by randy88k5, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. randy88k5

    randy88k5 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I saw this in my local paper. The dive team is having a hard time getting through the roof of the dozer.

    Recovery of man from W.Va. slurry pond suspended » Latest news » Cumberland Times-News

     
  2. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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    Why not recover the dozer and the body?
     
  3. randy88k5

    randy88k5 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Update on the story, dated December 14, 2012

    LUMBERPORT, W.Va.: Body of worker recovered in W.Va. coal slurry pond | Nation | Kentucky.com

     
  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    I got a call from a Consol supervisor two weeks ago at about ten o clock on a Sunday night about this looking for spare gear for the divers. It was a nasty situation. They wanted extra dry suits and FFM's with coms. Unfortunately I don't stock either. The problem with bringing the whole dozer up was just trying to even get a hook on it safely. That's why they needed the pipe with the waterjets to push the slurry aside and allow the pipe to fill with water. What they were working in was along the lines of oatmeal. But instead of oats it was rock. Try swimming through that. I even wonder if they'll try to raise the machine. For them the cost of it is a drop in the bucket. IF not for the operator they'd have just wrote it off the next day.
     

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