Driver Snags Power Line
On Friday 29 July 2002 at the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex, a Town of Oyster Bay truck became entangled with a 13k Volt overheard power line after raised the dump truck. One of the primary overheard wires became disconnected from the pole and was on the ground as a live circuit. The Plainview FD was called to the scene and found that the driver of the vehicle was still safely inside his cab.
The power company was called to deenergize to overhead lines and the ones on the ground, after which the driver safely self evacuated himself from the cab of the truck.