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A Department of Sanitation truck

August 17, 2011    2:50 pm

A 15-ton salt-spreading truck burst through the wall of a sprawling Sanitation Department repair depot in Queens on Wednesday morning and hung precariously in the air — 30 feet above the ground — until rescuers could free its driver, the authorities said.

Police officers and firefighters converged on the location, at 52-35 58th Street, in the Maspeth neighborhood, after the front end of the truck went barreling through a brick-and-window section of the building’s upper wall at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

The impact rained debris down to the ground, leaving the truck stuck in the wall, and its driver, Robert Legall, 56, trapped in the cab, the police said. He stayed there for about 30 minutes until firefighters used a cherry picker to pull him out, a Fire Department spokesman said.

“One of the reasons he is so lucky,” said Vito Turso, a Sanitation Department spokesman, “is the remaining portion of the truck inside of the building tipped in such an angle that the area where we normally load the rock salt into was wedged against the solid brick wall, preventing it from tipping any further.”

Mr. Legall, who has been a Sanitation Department employee for 10 years, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for injuries to his back and neck. He was treated and released. The Fire Department said there were no other injuries.

In the moments before the crash, Mr. Legall, who is a mechanic, was driving the truck into a bay for its routine “seasonal servicing,” Mr. Turso said. The truck, which is worth roughly $200,000, is one of two that are used by the city’s Correction Department to plow and salt the roads on Rikers Island, and its complicated systems and mechanics were to be examined on Wednesday, the spokesman said.

Officials said the cause of the accident was still under investigation, and Mr. Turso said that the driver was expected to be interviewed. A police spokesman said that the crash appeared to be an accident and that no summonses or other violations were issued against the driver.

Mr. Turso, in trying to explain the events, said that for “still unexplained reasons, the vehicle accelerated and, the next thing we know, was heading two-thirds of the way outside of the building.”

Afterward, chains were used to connect the back of the truck to heavy-duty tow trucks in an attempt to stabilize it. By midday, Mr. Turso said, a crane was in place outside the building to stabilize the front portion of the truck. By about 3:20 p.m., Mr. Turso said, the truck was almost back inside the building.

story from and video at:  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/a-truck-dangles/

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Robert Legall

9         3    33

 

his primary challenge, what he must do, and how he obtained his heart’s desire all = RL = 93 = Making the best of a worse case scenario.

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