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Forklift accident closes Thane Road
Published: 05/13/2010 18:25:30
Updated: 05/14/2010 10:07:12

A forklift truck is tangled in ACS communications cables on Thane Rd
A forklift truck is tangled in ACS communications cables on Thane Rd (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

Workers inspect the underside of the caught forklift truck
Workers inspect the underside of the caught forklift truck (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

A forklift truck accident at Mt. Roberts St. & Thane Rd.
A forklift truck accident at Mt. Roberts St. & Thane Rd. (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

Trafic backed up on Thane Rd. which was closed for over an hour following an forklift accident
Trafic backed up on Thane Rd. which was closed for over an hour following an forklift accident (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

2 forklift trucks and a bucket truck are used to untangle a forklift truck from overhead cables.
2 forklift trucks and a bucket truck are used to untangle a forklift truck from overhead cables. (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

A forklift truck making a left turn from Mt. Roberts Street onto Thane Road at the "Rock Dump" just south of Juneau was a little too tall to pass under the overhead utility cables that pass through the area Thursday afternoon. The forklift truck almost tipped over as a result of snagging an overhead cable.

No injuries were reported, and damage to ACS's communications cables was estimated at under $10,000 as a result of the accident which closed Thane road for about an hour and a half.

Two large forklift trucks and an AEL&P bucket truck were used to untangle the forklift from the wires without further incident.



By: Mikko Wilson - mikko@kath.tv