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Heavy Pipes Slide Off Truck at Busy Intersection

Yesterday hot water pipes, weighing about 800 kilos, slid off the back of a truck from transport company GG-flutningar at the busy intersection of Strandgata and Hringbraut in Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík.

No one was harmed in the accident and no vehicles were damaged, Morgunbladid reports.

“It has been proven again and again that pipes often slide. It could cause serious accidents, like if there were a car behind the truck,” said Ágúst Mogensen, managing director of the Road Accident Investigation Group.

The pipes had been fastened with chains and protection walls on the sides, but none at the back of the truck. Apparently they could not be established; sometimes drivers even have cargo that is longer than the platforms on their trucks.

Managing director of GG-flutningar Gudfinnur Pálsson said this accident will be investigated by the company’s security inspector. According to in-house regulations, all cargo should be fastened to prevent it from sliding, like with straps.

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