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Publish Date: 8/31/2005

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Workers try to figure out how to remove a Bestway Concrete truck that rolled into the north pond Tuesday at Mead Ponds off Weld County Road 34 west of Mead. Times-Call/Richard M. Hackett

Cement truck falls into pond
Responders able to contain spillage quickly; driver uninjured


MEAD A 10-wheel concrete truck fell into the north Mead Pond on Tuesday morning when the bank it was parked on gave way beneath it.

The driver of the truck was attaching chutes to the back of the mixer when the vehicle started to tip. He got out of the way and escaped injury.

The incident occurred just before 8 a.m. at the northernmost of the three Mead Ponds, off Weld County Road 34 between WCRs 3 and 5.

Mead hired Bestway Concrete to build a walkway along the ponds to make them more accessible to the disabled. The truck tipped sideways and fell on its passenger side into the shallow waters of the north pond. It was half-submerged when emergency officials arrived.

Mountain View Fire Protection District firefighters quickly contained spillage of concrete and fuel into the pond, Mountain View spokesman Jesse Hodgson said.

The Colorado State Patrol determined that the unintentional rollover was not a hazardous materials incident, Hodgson said. By 9 a.m., the fuel tank had already been removed and rags and towels placed over hydraulic lines.

Before dragging the vehicle on its side to the western banks of the pond and then out of the water, towing crews waited for a Denver environmental company to arrive. Custom Environmental, hired by Bestway Concrete, planned to circle the truck with a berm of floating oil slick pads to prevent any further contamination of the pond.

Ben Ready can be reached at 303-684-5326, or by e-mail at bready@times-call.com.

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