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WSB Live Truck Drives into Power Lines

From: WSB-TV “Two WSB-TV Channel 2 employees escaped serious injury Wednesday when their news truck exploded after touching power lines. Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones had just finished a live report with photographer Leonard Raglin at the Fulton County jail. They were driving from the jail when the mast, the telescoping pole that carries a microwave dish used to send video to the station, hit the power lines….

WTVD Live Truck Catches On Fire

From: Richard Adkins (Fayetteville, NC). A Satellite News Gathering van belonging to Durham TV station WTVD caught fire Sunday evening. The van was parked at the station’s Fayetteville news bureau. According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, the van was heavily damaged but not destroyed. No cause has been determined. Captain Jay Leonard with the Fayetteville Fire Department says the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Live Truck Falls Through Ice

Sometimes while covering the news, we become the news. A WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee, WI) live truck fell through the ice while working on a story about ice safety on Sunday. Although no official word has been released from the driver, it looks as if she thought she was driving on a snow-covered road. The truck made it 150 yards onto the lake, but the ice was no match for…

Live Truck Accident

From: Ray Meints September 4, 1997 Two reporter/photographers for WOI TV in Des Moines, Iowa have been hospitalized with injuries from an electrical accident. The incident happened shortly before their six o’clock news. Apparently the two were setting up for a live shot, when the mast of their microwave truck came in contact with a power line. Video I saw from Des Moines showed the truck parked almost directly under…