A trucker was left for a good laugh when his vehicle rolled to the side in a Granby quarry on Wednesday morning. The firefighters’ intervention was necessary to remove the trucker from his unfortunate position. He gets away with minor injuries.
The scene of the accident foreshadowed the worst. The dump truck was overturned to the side in a career of Rang Bergeron West. The driver’s side cabin was crushed. “During a maneuver unloading land, raising the bucket, the truck is gone sideways,” said Guy Rousseau, spokesman for the Granby Police Service.
The 50-year-old truck driver, who escaped with minor injuries, was trapped in his truck, between the steering wheel and his seat. Firefighters intervened with their specialized equipment to release him. They first secured the vehicle and proceeded to extrication. “We had to undo parts of the truck to free the trucker,” says Robert Dubé, division chief operations at the Fire Department of Granby.
After 30 minutes of work, the trucker of Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford was extirpated. He was taken care of by paramedics and was transported preventively to the Granby Hospital, but his wounds left no fear for his life.
The Standards, Equity, Health and Safety Commission was notified of the accident.