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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Recovery Accident Reply with quote
Whilst perusing another forum, Iíve heard about an accident on Salisbury plain in the last few days. It sounds like a recovery point has parted company with the stranded vehicle during a 4x4 recovery and hit someone watching, causing serious leg injuries.

There isnít any further detail but itís a reminder about taking care and making sure that any recovery points are properly fitted and up to the task.

Anyone else heard anything? I canít find anything else online.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening Rich.
Unfortunately my copy of the Western Daily Press, Wiltshire edition wasn't delivered to the shop this morning. I trawled through the Salisbury Journal and BBC local news headlines to the beginning of this month but nothing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Alan. Iíve looked numerous times but nothing. It might make the next edition of LRO or total off road.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rich, you can bet anything that whenever a 4X4 is involved in any incident the media will blow it out of all proportions.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Followed no doubt by calls to ban 4x4ís.

Still, hopefully whoever was injured makes a full recovery.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That is the usual response.
Some years ago The Ramblers Association managed to get 4x4s banned from most of the previously drivable lanes. A few years later the same people were complaining that said lanes were now impassable - The nasty 4x4s had been keeping them clear for all to use.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Couldn't find anything in CLR which came today but whatever happened probably occurred after the magazine had gone to press.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I read on another forum that the injured person lost the lower part of a leg. The accident apparently involved a kinetic energy rope attached to part of an axle. Obviously this is only third hand from a forum. Sad nonetheless. If itís true, it shows the risks associated with this type of recovery and if it goes wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
knappster wrote:
I read on another forum that the injured person lost the lower part of a leg.


but his foot is fine...Ö..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Don't watch if you are of a nervous disposition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEtuO-Mh9Lg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Scary stuff! The guy in the reflective jacket was lucky.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've seen a few recovery incidents / accidents over the years and, due to it's highly dynamic nature, kinetic recover rope incidents tend to be the most spectacular. That's why I have never used them. Where they have been used I have always stood a long way back. The forces involved are extreme. In this case it looked as though an attachment failed rather than the rope itself snapping. If the rope fails it generally snaps back and then coils up in the air. If an attachment fails, leaving a shackle or similar on the end of the rope, it gets launched like a projectile. In this case straight through the rear window of the stranded vehicle.

Sad day.
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