Thursday, April 1, 2010
(please note, the article says this happened last Friday, 3/26 - we believe this is a mistake, since we heard about this from a witness who saw it firsthand on MONDAY, 3/29).
Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:25 PM CDTWork crews try to upright a truck which fell into a gully at 2:20 a.m. Friday near Stony Fork Road, Delmar Township. The truck, owned by Allison Crane and Rigging Inc. of Williamsport, was hauling freshwater to the Willard 419 natural gas well. The truck fell off a muddy private access road according to the gas exploration company involved, East Resources Inc. East’s community relations officer, Jack Showers, said the driver was examined at the hospital and released, though Allison terminated him based on its “zero tolerance” policy after finding him at fault in the accident. After workers pumped the fuel and water into other trucks, Mansfield Fleet Service Inc. hoisted the truck out with multiple cranes. Showers said the water, fresh from Pine Creek, had no pollutants or minerals in it. A state Department of Environmental Protection water quality specialist supervised the recovery.
Original article here.