08/22/12 114 W, 2 I - + 6 - 3 Monday's Silo Rescue in Sanford

The Sanford Fire Department on Monday and others responded to an unusual incident for our area, a worker trapped in a grain elevator. A worker inspecting the elevator fell about 40 or 50 feet and became trapped up to his waist in dog foot. Responders brought a leaf vacuum truck to the scene, and removed most of the granules from the elevator. From there, they untangled his injured foot. He was removed after nearly four hours. He never lost consciousness. Read coverage from WRAL and WTVD. Good use of an articulating aerial platform, is that Sanford's rig? Next question, are silo rescues indeed rare around here?

WRAL photo

WTVD photo

That would be Northview“s tower 6.

Michael Crabtree (Email) - 08/22/12 - 09:09

There is a second aerial piece at the extreme bottom, middle of of the second picture. It doesn’t appear to be a ladder, perhaps a Snorkel?
stretch - 08/22/12 - 14:56

That sanford’s ladder.

Michael Crabtree - 08/22/12 - 15:54

Hey Crabtree is Northviews ladder strictly a ladder truck or is there a pump and tank as well?
PGTruckie - 08/23/12 - 17:48

True truck PG. No pump nor water.
JG - 08/24/12 - 08:24

Northview’s Tower 6 has no pump but is plumbed for Engine tie in and master stream on aerial. It provided better mobility in the situation than Sanford’s Ladder 206. And yes they are very rare but are trained for.
mike - 09/09/12 - 01:07

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