DE Crews Respond When Grain Elevator Falls on Truck, Trapping Driver

Shannon Marvel McNaught

Dover Post, Del.


Sep. 24—Heavy-duty wreckers were utilized to free a man after a grain elevator fell on the truck he was driving Wednesday afternoon.

According to a Laurel Fire Department Facebook post, they responded to Laurel Grain, near the intersection of Routes 9 and 13, for an industrial accident around 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

A grain elevator had been struck by a passing farm truck and overturned onto the truck, trapping the operator inside, the post said.

Once it was determined a heavy-duty wrecker was needed to lift the grain elevator off the truck to free the driver, according to the post, Carey’s Towing of Laurel and Chambers Towing of Seaford both brought their wreckers to the scene.

Once the elevator was lifted off the truck, the driver, who was not identified, was transported to a hospital by helicopter, the post said.

Laurel Grain manager Keith Stenininger said the victim was not a Laurel Grain employee.


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