Accident sequence Kp. 16 (Chocoriari) August 1st 2003. 1. Pick up truck on the top of the slope. Pipe carrier taking 32” pipes beginning the ascent. Chocoriari. Slope length: 200 m. Approx Inclination: 25° approx.
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Kp. 16 (Chocoriari)
August 1st 2003
Slope length: 200 m. Approx
Inclination: 25° approx.
Pipe carrier stops its ascent and goes back to the bottom where it stops to allow the pick up to pass through..
When the pick up was descending, a challenger appears on the top of the hill.
Challenger begins the descent rapidly and uncontrolled, quickly catches the pick up from behind.
Argentinean, Caught in (died)
Pipe carrier taking 6 pipes 32”
Without apparent injuries
POSITIONS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT
General view of the place
Equipment involved: Challenger, pipe carrier, pick up
Pick up condition after the crash
Equipment position after the accident ( pipe carrier was a little bit removed to rescue the passengers)
Front part of Challenger which made contact with back part of the pick up
Impacted portion of the pipe carrier by the front part of the pick up