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Watch out for holes - an expensive recovery.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudhog, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just a reminder of some of the unexpected hazards of 4-wheeling -- mine
    shafts. Scroll through he photos and note the size of that crane. Bet
    those don't come cheap. I would guess that this recovery cost more than
    the value of the rig.

    http://www.blm.gov/ca/news/newsbytes/xtra-06/222-xtra_minesafety.htm
     
  2. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    :haha: :haha:


    I don't think my Blazer would fit in there...:rolleyes:
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    That will cost a LOT of money. First there is the fine for straying off the trail. Then the fees to "repair" the damage from the 4WD. Then the fees to repair the damage from the crane. Then the cost of the crane. Somebody is gonna be making payments for years... :cool1:
     
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    :haha: stupid sami driver ! He would have been better off just getting all of his valuables out of the rig and call it in as stolen . I bet they were out smoking some weed when that happened . But the big ??? is WTF is a big hole doing being open like that with out a barrier around it or just covered up . Just drop some dynomite down there and implode it on itself . I wonder if that's an illegal allien drop off sight :haha: . I don't think my burb would fit in that hole :D .
     
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    What did he expect while driving a Matchbox car like a Samauri? I don't even think a Heep would have fit down there :)
     
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    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    Here in Cali. that thought of yours would make the "poor driver" a rich man.:doah:
    I swear the things you can sue or be sued for are crazy.
     
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    Here in Cali there is also a lot of those kind of holes scattered through the desert areas. I think that guy should take up golfing, that was a pretty good hole-in-one :eek1:
     
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    Wow, I wonder if they were hurt?
     
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    I gotta agree with you there. I was thinking the same thing. If the driver gets himself a decent lawyer, I have no doubt he'll be sitting pretty in a few years. Stupidity is the highest paid profession in California.

    Eric M.
     
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    The pucker factor on that ride had to be off the chart!:eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Here in Nevada we have a lot of mine shafts as well too, but one big difference here in Nevada, if you drive a truck down one, unless you pay for the truck to be pulled out yourself...it stays there.
     
  12. Grande78

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    Same here in Utah... If you drive into one of the many shafts scattered across the state, good chance it's just going to stay there.

    If ya look real close in the pic, you can just make out the tailgate and rear axle of a willy's truck... happened in 95

    dangoletruckinhole.jpg
     

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