No injuries reported following boom-truck fire in Audubon County

  • Source: KJAN AM-1220 & FM-101.1
  • Published: 12/05/2018 05:46 PM

Two workers installing non-charged electrical lines for a wind turbine project in Audubon County, were trapped for a time Wednesday morning in the basket of a 100-foot boom, which was mounted on a truck. The men became temporarily trapped after the truck caught fire. According to reports, the incident happened near Pheasant Avenue, just south of 200th Street, at around 8:50-a.m. Audubon Fire responded to scene. Atlantic and Panora Fire were also requested for their ladder trucks, but it turns out their service was not needed. The same company handling the work on the electrical lines responded quickly by bringing another bucket truck located nearby, to secure the men’s tag lines, in case of a hydraulic failure on the main machine.


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