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2nd Dump Truck Falls Through Ice In Minnesota

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2nd Dump Truck Falls Through Ice In Minnesota

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP)

The latest incident was Monday afternoon when a 10,000-pound dump truck loaded with 7,000 pounds of sand sank into Fish Lake in Maple Grove.

For the second time this year, a dump truck has fallen through through the ice on a Henepin County lake.

The latest incident was Monday afternoon when a 10,000-pound dump truck loaded with 7,000 pounds of sand sank into Fish Lake in Maple Grove.

It was working on a shoreline improvement project when it apparently hit a spot on the ice that had been weakened by a natural spring.

The driver told sheriff's deputies that he was briefly underwater, but pulled himself onto the ice and walked to shore.

On Wednesday, the truck was pulled out of about 30 feet of water.

The first truck went through the ice on Lake Minnetonka on Jan. 27. It was towed out of the lake shortly afterward.

The Hennepin County sheriff's office warns residents that the recent warm days have weakened the ice on lakes and ponds and made them more dangerous.

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Doh!!! Expensive mistake. Real bummer is that he probably drove over that spot ten times before it happened.

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Yeah, if my boss told me to deliver 7,000 pounds of sand in a 10,000 lbs truck now on this ice, I would have to ask for a desk job for awhile.

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I like how they say it was a shoreline improvement project. Another manicured lawn up to the sugar sand beach.?

Glad the driver is ok. I wonder how the company insurence is gonna take that claim. Or is the home owner gonna get a hike in his job cost.

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I like how they say it was a shoreline improvement project. Another manicured lawn up to the sugar sand beach.?

Glad the driver is ok. I wonder how the company insurence is gonna take that claim. Or is the home owner gonna get a hike in his job cost.

Ya crazy cept the sugar sand is artificial sick

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we used to deliver rip rap rock all the time to shorelines with a dump truck, most of the lakehomes its the only access you can get is by ice. you can get insurance coverage for a business if the vehicle has to be used on the lake. most of the places are forced to improve the shoreline either by the d.n.r or lake associations to control erosion.

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Anyone else see this story on the news last night? The driver said he was bummed that his smokes got all wet. crazy

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He's a very lucky guy. Not too many times a vehicle will drop like a rock like that and leave you under the water and the ice. You usually have ample amount of time to bail out.

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Great 3 minute video on Kare 11 on this guy. I'd buy him a beer if I saw him at a bar. Sounds like he might have a story or 20 to tell.

Heavy equipment is driven on the ice in winter all the time. Every year we bid out an excavation project for city ponds for the winter. It's not all easy, but more often than not the vehicles are fine on the ice. Care is taken to check ice thickness and conditions, but the job has to get done!

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Anybody get the coordinates of that 7000 pound sand bar in 30 feet?

Could wind up being a nice spot. wink

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I love how he went to some womans house, soaking wet, knife still in hand and she let him in. He got lucky she was nice

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I love how he went to some womans house, soaking wet, knife still in hand and she let him in. He got lucky she was nice

Yeah, and then he took off his clothes. 6.gif

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I think this guy mite have been watching to much Ice Road Truckers! grin

Wanderer, right after I heard the guy was OK, my second thought was, huum nice sand hump out there now!! wink

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I think this guy mite have been watching to much Ice Road Truckers! grin

Heck he could maybe make it now. Knows what the swim is like. I didn't like mine either.

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