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I Got Trashed!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Northern, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Northern

    Northern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I'm kinda new here but have been lurking for a while. Anyways, I thought you might enjoy this one. Yestarday I was leaving the dump getting ready to turn out on the highway as soon as the dump truck in front of my got out of the way. All of a sudden I hear this noise and I turn and there is a wall of trash and debris flying towards the windshield. I immediately dove for the floor. A truck hauling a constuction dumpster, the ones that are about 30 feet long and 8 feet wide and tall, took the corner to quickly and the whole dumpster and contents fell on my truck. If that thing fell off a little sooner I could have been seriously hurt or worse. The worst thing is that I just traded in my piece of junk truck for a 2001 F450. Oh well, I guess it coulda been worse.
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Hopefully they paid for a new truck for you? :confused:

    If not go to court to get yourself a new truck.
  3. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    I sure hope you took a shower when you got home. ;)

    Man thats really gotta suck.... Your lucky, thoes dumpers are pretty darn heavy.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    all I can say is you're lucky
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    thats gotta suck
  6. Nw. Shadesofgreen

    Nw. Shadesofgreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Thank God you are ok. Trucks can be fixed easier then you.
    Good luck with getting things fixed.

  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    He11 the backs or necks gotta be hurting enough by now to earn a 2004 model and maybe a little $$$ for your troubles tell them to call it a christmas present! I'm glad your not hurting to bad and I'm sure the back will feel better with that new truck. Good Luck

  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    The very 1st thing I would have done when I got home (besides changing my pants and underwear...LOL) would be to phone my attorney.

    BTW, Mac has got the right idea too.
  9. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    Oh, I dunno about that. Simple procedure at the urologists office, really. One incision and couple of snips, some cotterization and stitches and I was outta there. Even drove myself home.

    Oops, wrong kind of "fixing" :blush:
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    I'm with Mac and Rodfather.Glad you're OK, and enjoy the new '04 F 450 and extra cash from lost wages from the loss of work without the truck.:D

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