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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TV live truck fried

This is why TV live trucks can be very dangerous:

A WSB TV crew failed to lower its 40-foot mast following a noon live shot at the Fulton County jail today. WGCL reports the operator drove the truck, mast extended, into some power lines. That triggered an explosion which damaged the truck and sent a surge of electricity into the ground below, damaging a water main. Amazingly, the crew survived and sustained only moderate injuries. READ MORE

Most TV stations have annual training for any employee that might work out of a live truck. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here