Saturday, July 4, 2009
Drilling Rig Snags Poles in Bradford County, PA
Drilling Rig Snags Powerline - by David Keeler - 7/2/2009
A small drilling rig aboard a truck traveling along Route 187 in Wilmot Township Wednesday afternoon somehow became entangled with nearby power and phone lines and before the driver could stop, three poles were snapped off and the lines hung just a few feet over the roadway. The accident took place about 2:30 p.m. about a half mile from the Rainbow Bridge toward Sugar Run. Traffic was reduced to one lane, and large trucks were prohibited as Penelec crews arrived on the scene. An employee of Geokinetics, the company which apparently owns the truck, said the incident involved no injuries. As of 3 p.m., the incident did not involve the interruption of electrical power.
Access the original article in the Rocket-Courier here.