Progress on Dump Truck Retrieval
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 6, 2018
Crews continue to work on the retrieval of the dump truck that is at the bottom of the canyon off the Chief Joseph Highway.
According to Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the truck at the bottom of Dead Indian Creek was cut into pieces Tuesday adjacent to Wyoming Highway 296 and the Chief Joseph Slide. He said a Chinook helicopter was able to pull some parts of the vehicle, which intact weighs 107,000 pounds, out of the deep, dark canyon yesterday.
Beers praised the work of the crews from both Oftedal Construction and R.J. Corman Railroad Services as being very safety-minded and hard working.
Cody resident Ronny Frankenberry died on October 12th when the truck he was driving went off the edge of a 250 foot cliff during a construction project to stabilize a landslide that was damaging the Chief Joseph Highway.
Beers noted that WYDOT expects the work to retrieve the vehicle will continue through this week.