I work at the headquarters for a pretty big company in central Massachusetts. About 3200 people work in the HQ building that I'm in and the parking lots are big enough to handle the cars for that many people. The snow removal operation to keep the lots clean is pretty big. The company that does the removal uses some big machines - front end loaders, rock trucks for moving snow, etc. So yesterday morning I'm driving into the parking lot and something catches my eye. The ass end of a CAT rock truck is sticking out of ditch in front of the building. Sadly, my first thought was, "Why the hell did he park that there?". Mind you it's 7:30am and my brain function is not nearly at 100% yet. After staring at it for another couple of seconds I come to the realization that the truck probably wasn't put there on purpose. I'm quite interested on how it happened because where the truck ended up doesn't make much sense. It's perpendindicular to the building and the road in front of the building. Something had to have gone really wrong for it to get where it is. This rig isn't small. It's a CAT D30c articulating dump truck. The internet tells me that it weighs in the neighborhood of 47,000 lbs. I've yet to hear the story of how it happened, but I did grab some pictures.
I really want to see how they plan on extracting it out of there.