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Feb 1, 2011

Goods container crashed

Still in the city, there was an unusual sight of a forty foot container leaning dangerously close to several adjacent power lines in the area of Fairweather Street.  According to one eyewitness, in order to avert a head on collision with an oncoming school bus the towhead attached to the container, laden with scrap metals, swerved off the road onto a nearby sidewalk.  The sudden diversion caused one of two uprights supporting the container to crash almost a foot through the pavement.  The incident occurred around one-thirty this afternoon in front of Belize Recycling Company Ltd.  Shortly thereafter a team of police special constables and traffic officers were called to the scene and the service of a crane was later employed to lift the container out of the hole it had plunged into.  Neighbors in the vicinity of the mishap have been complaining about the recycling company which they say poses an immediate threat to their safety as it is operating within a residential neighborhood.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

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4 Responses for “Goods container crashed”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Accidents happen but take a good look at the hole in the pavement, Shouldn’t the pavement be at least 4 inches thick & reinforced with rebar?

    I agree with the residents, a recycling plant in the middle of their hood would be an annoyance.

  2. Sugar says:

    I think U need to at times question the essence of your information before U go to press. ALL indications are that this container was PARKED…..thats the only way that the two supporting uprights would be down….so, it could NOT have been travelling and swirved to avoid any accident. Its also interesting to note no mention of the STUPIDITY of the driver for setting down his container on top of a manhole on the sidewalk….the container is on its own obstruction the normal passage of pedestrians by being parked on the sidewalk…only in Belize…I hope the Deputy superman lets the owner pay Citco for damages

  3. Earl Grey says:

    ACCIDENTS are……………..SOMEONE’S IRRESPONSIBILITY COMING TO BARE………………….

    WHAT YOU CALL A “Tow Head” is properly called a tractor trailer. Like your miss-use of the word “Jack” which refers to transportation only and not muggins.

  4. chance says:

    I can agree with a Recycling company in the middle of a residential neighbourhood. Although these forms of companies utilize the scrap metals they also pose serious problems with copper thieves business. I think they should band these companies from recycling all materials as many homes are broken into just to steal their wiring and melt to copper. These companies purchase these materials from the thieves without questioning the source.

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