Close call at gas station site

It's happened again.

A piece of heavy construction equipment, in this case a bulldozer, flipped on its side and almost caused a disaster.

This time it wear on the construction site across from the Westin Resort where gasoline storage tanks are waiting to be buried.  Above the site, on a hill, the dozer apparently lost traction and tumbled.  Below, sit the tanks, presumably empty.

These photos are from two island blogs.

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This picture is from No See Um’s blog which has returned after a hiatus of several months.  It is one of the most interesting St. John blogs. Its writer is anonymous and unafraid to speak truth to power.

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This picture is from P-600, the blog chronicling the adventures of a couple and their young son who have just moved from the states to St. John.

8 thoughts on “Close call at gas station site”

  1. This is a 318C excavator,, not a backhoe or a bulldozer! And thank god
    The man driving is ok, a man who has live on st John for many years!

  2. Wow, that is so scary. As a foreman for construction, this has always been my biggest concern when trying to figure out what sort of international shipping company is the most reliable. I did find one, but it is still very hard to put my concerns aside when seeing pictures like these.

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