Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Extraction of overturned machine at Peterborough’s Main Street Bridge site will not cost the city
Published: 04/28/2021 23:37:06
Peterborough staff, contractors from Beck & Bellucci, NH DOT and Eversource are still working on a plan to remove the drill that overturned last Thursday, city administrator Nicole MacStay said on Tuesday.
“Considering the very limited workspace, removing such large equipment is very tricky, and all parties are working hard on a plan that will ensure the safety of everyone involved in the recovery process,” said she declared. The city will share its final plan when it’s ready, she said. Although the extraction process is resource intensive, the contractor or subcontractor will be responsible for the cost, MacStay said, not the city or state. It is not yet clear whether the accident will cause a loss of time on the project. Progress on the bridge part of the construction project was able to continue.
The 90-ton Soilmec drilling rig overturned Thursday morning as it moved around the site. There were no injuries and a fuel leak was quickly contained. It sits on a ramp below street level with steps in the air. He did not fall from the retaining wall, MacStay said, but fell after being knocked off balance. “We’re all trying to figure it out,” she says. Representatives for Beck & Bellucci declined to comment on the situation.