spare mast pieces available ?
bbruhns at erols.com
Sat Nov 25 20:20:39 CST 2006
The hit-and-run was a big story, and then I read that traffic was held up in the same area for utility work, and now I know why.
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From: Nan and Sandy Sanders
To: tacos at amrad.org
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 8:52 AM
Subject: spare mast pieces available ?
No Injuries In 9 News Truck Mishap - 11/23 - DCRTV hears that a Channel 9/WUSA technican failed to lower the 65-foot microwave mast
as he drove away in a news remote truck. The mast hit the metal cross arm for a pair of traffic signals in Herndon Tuesday. The mast
broke, but no one was injured. Luckily, the mast didn't strike power lines, which could have produced deadly consequences. The
incident occurred at the intersection of Ferndale Avenue and Herndon Parkway, at the site of a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run, which 9
News was covering. Besides extensive damage to the truck, the traffic signal pole and cross arm had to be taken down and replaced by
two temporary wooden poles with wire strung between them to carry the traffic signals. Herndon expects to bill Channel 9 for the
repair work. According to a station source, several safety features which might have prevented the mishap were not installed or
activated on the truck. No word on any disciplinary action against the WUSA employee.....
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