View Full Version : Dump truck fell through old septic!

07-22-2004, 03:55 PM
Subject line sums it up. I thought I would share some pics. I was laying gravel for a drive in the backyard when we fell through. Had to call a huge wrecker to lift the ass end out and slowly pull forward.

07-22-2004, 03:58 PM
Here is another pice....front and an angle.

07-22-2004, 03:59 PM
Here's the ass end of the truck. The hole was about 3 foot deep.

07-22-2004, 04:01 PM
The wrecker used a boom and cable to lift the truck and pull it forward. Made it look real easy.

Up North
07-22-2004, 04:05 PM
DOOOHHH!!! At least it sounds like nobody got hurt, I can about imagine the look on the drivers face when she dropped...:eek:

Hope the rest of your week goes a little better.


07-22-2004, 04:09 PM
Ouch, I bet that bill's gonna hurt. I hope you make out allright..

07-22-2004, 04:11 PM
Holy sh$t. No pun intended.

07-22-2004, 04:12 PM
I really hope the rest of your day went much better! Hopefully no one got hurt and that is most important thing.


Mark McC
07-22-2004, 04:17 PM
Is the frame damaged? That looks like a heckuva lot of torque to put a truck frame through. I'd be surprised if the frame wasn't at least slightly twisted.

07-22-2004, 04:32 PM
Pulled it out and the front straighted out. The bed wasnt sitting right, but as soon as we lift it up and back down, she set in there straight. We were backing up when she fell through. I was in the passenger seat. Nobody was hurt, not much damage to the truck of the wallet. Broke the exhaust pipe where it exits the muffler. The wrecker only charged me $100, if you can believe that. I was thinking of at least $250. He said that $100 was the minimum charge. I guess there are low ballers in every field. That had to been a $300,000+ truck he used to get me out with.

07-22-2004, 04:49 PM
How much do ya think it will cost to get that nasty stain outa the driver's seat?

07-22-2004, 05:00 PM
Glad you made out alright.. And you got off real light on the bill.

Gene $immons
07-22-2004, 05:01 PM
WOW I bet that smelled good! I have never thought or heard of falling through a septic tank! That will be a good question to ask property owners if you will be driving on the lawn.

07-22-2004, 05:02 PM
No stains on seat....they're vinyl...lol. It all happened to fast to do anything anyways. I knew the sewer line ran through there and I thought that's what it was. Had no idea about the 'ol septic tank.

07-22-2004, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Gene $immons
WOW I bet that smelled good! The neighbor man knew it was there. He said that the line came from my house, dumped into old tank, then line ran out to the city. But, I think he is wrong. I think the line goes thorugh the old tank solid, or goes around it. We never smelled a thing. Even after we got the truck out, I jumped in the hole with a flashlight and never seen any sign of liquid or waste. We just filled in the hole the next day and finished up the driveway.

07-22-2004, 05:42 PM
$100? here that would be a theft of service on your part! good deal. I had to get my pick up towed 4 blocks a few years ago and got charged $85!!!!! here, they would of hit you up for atleast $500 to use the cables like that, they'd know you up in to your ass in it:) (pun intended)

07-22-2004, 06:21 PM
That happened twice at the oil company I worked at before starting mine. 1st time a guy went in one but one the drivers side fully loaded with 2800 gallons of fuel. luckily the pump worked fine so we pumped it off and towed it out with the loaded truck. The 2nd time was a woman driver backed into a valve pit (passengers side) at a sewer treatment plant with a loaded 2700 gallon propane truck. And yes that seat was stained badly. Not to mention the job site emptied in a hurry. The drivers side front wheel was 3 feet off the ground. We had to hire a huge crane to get that one out!! should have seen that bill!!!!!!!!

$100 bucks, wish the minimun was that low around here. Paid $150 to pull one of my oil trucks out of the mud this past spring, and the guy cut us a deal because it was a easy tow he said.

07-23-2004, 12:31 AM
walker, I see your KS tag. What county?

07-23-2004, 01:17 AM
some pretty good flex action you got there...glad to hear no one was hurt..

07-24-2004, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Royalslover
walker, I see your KS tag. What county? Sedgwick County.....Wichita, KS.

07-24-2004, 08:21 PM
At least u got a good deal on the towing. Glad it worked out for you. :)