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Hull Man Escapes Injury But Truck Sustains Nearly Half A Million Dollars In Damage In Construction Accident

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Hull, Iowa — A Hull man escaped injury, but almost half a million dollars in damage was caused to a concrete pumping truck in a construction accident in Hull on Friday (8/16/13).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 4 PM, they investigated a construction accident that occurred at a residential construction site near the intersection of First and Okey Streets in Hull.

They say that 44-year-old Gregory Rens of Hull was operating a 2014 Mack Cement Pumper boom when the pump tube came into contact with an overhead MidAmerican Energy electrical power line. The line became severed and fell onto the pumper truck, causing the tires to melt and one of them to rupture which struck the truck’s windshield, damaging it. Other electrical operating systems in the truck were also destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

Electrical power was interrupted in portions of Hull for an hour and a half while utility crews repaired the damaged section of the electrical line.

The Mack sustained approximately $400,000 in damages. The electrical line sustained an estimated $500 in damages.

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