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Recovery Operator and Rescue Squad Captain

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

When this loaded tractor-trailer coal truck dropped its wheels off the roadway on a steep curve, the rig flipped over a guardrail. Pennington’s Wrecker Service of Harlan, Ky., used three heavy recovery units to pull the vehicle up and over the guardrail.

Chris Allen and Ryan Cole climbed atop the overturned truck, attaching chains and cables to bring the vehicle back onto its wheels. Read about towing operator Chris Allen’s additional role in Harlan County — captain of the Harlan County Rescue Squad. See “Tow Trucks and Rescue — Helping Neighbors in Harlan, Kentucky” in the June issue of Tow Times.