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#393398 Landfill Collapse - Fox Twp.

Posted by landfillguy on 10 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

I have been following this story on this forum for two days. I run a large landfill in SC, and I cannot describe how horrific this story is. I'm not going to make guesses as to how or why the collapse occurred, but I do know about the daily operation and equipment used on a landfill. My compactors are much larger than the ones used at that site, but there are tractor trailers in the hole in that picture. That is a massive hole, and no equipment to be seen. The equipment wouldn't be too far from the trucks, so I assume it was buried, or partially buried. I can't wrap my head around how a landfill could collapse so deeply. There's far too much speculation online to know what happened, and I don't want to add to that, but my landfill is a big one. If a hole sank 150 feet, that would be pretty close to the bottom...

Yes, methane is captured in a landfill, but it's not an exact science. It's not a uniform amount of methane, and there are pockets that don't extract as well as others dependent on the waste stream in a given time frame. At 150 feet deep, the temperature is around 130 degrees, though that would drop with the cover layer of dirt being broken. I can only hope that the operator is in the machine, but even that scenario is a nightmare.

If something under the liner system of the landfill caused the collapse, then the environmental implications could be huge... 

I just wanted to let you guys know that there is a group of guys in SC praying along with you. If anyone has any questions regarding operations, I will answer to the best of my ability without speculating as to the causes

#415649 went with a younger partner

Posted by WMJ77 on 20 May 2017 - 06:17 PM

HUNTING.... :rolleyes:  :duh: .....took this cutie today turkey hunting....had a blast but no turkey...love ya Syd. :yahoo:  :thanks:


#393507 Landfill Collapse - Fox Twp.

Posted by landfillguy on 10 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

Such a heartbreaking ending.  So many have been praying.  Those prayers were heard.  I do know that.  Not the outcome we wanted.  But we must trust that God has this man in his keeping and our prayers helped him somehow in that dark time, and will help his loved ones in the coming days. And helped the surviving men to escape.  And will help the mystery of the accident to be solved so that this doesn't happen again. 

I haven't seen this story get any coverage down here, I found out about it through a flash email from my company. I found this forum while searching for more information, and appreciate you guys letting me in. Long after this story fades from the news, companies like mine will be focused on it, and the lessons to be learned from it. I am so heartbroken for the life that was lost, but his life will save others in the future

#404680 I'm happy

Posted by busrolls36 on 28 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

Just got hired at the Fairfield inn! Have to go in next week to fill out the paperwork


Posted by Pompeii on 12 November 2013 - 08:40 PM




#402208 Valley Dairy closing?

Posted by Ignatius on 18 March 2017 - 06:16 AM

I prefer my memories as a toddler of what downtown DuBois once had: Troutmans, Klewans, Montgomery Wards, Doyle's Army Navy, multiple theaters, several jewelry stores, at least three mens stores (Levine, Warners to name two), several music/instrument stores, drug stores that were virtually neighbors, anchors were hotels, JC Penney, Bell Telephone exchange, multiple banks, Browns Boot shop, Chinese laundry,Larsons Texas Hots and so forth.

Problem with the good old days is you never know they're the good old days until they're gone. The downtown had more than the mall ever did.

#315772 Who's at the door?

Posted by Foxfan on 05 January 2016 - 07:13 AM

Three sisters age 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together.
One night the 96 year old draws a bath, puts her foot in and pauses.
She yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"
The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know, I'll come up and see."
She starts up the stairs and pauses, then she yells,
"Was I going up the stairs or coming down?"
The 92 year old was sitting at the kitchen table having tea
listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says,
"I sure hope I never get that forgetful." She knocks
on wood for good measure. She then yells,
"I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see
who's at the door."

#393508 Landfill Collapse - Fox Twp.

Posted by Pompeii on 10 February 2017 - 02:54 PM


thank you so much for your expertise and concern from this accident.

We do appreciate it here on GoDuBois.com




also prayers & thought out to the family.

#265761 Rest In Peace Shmoopie11 <3

Posted by Bon on 18 May 2015 - 06:39 AM


#399007 Construction by dubois pool

Posted by Pompeii on 03 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

You guys haven't heard...  :duh:  



#397388 Any starbucks update?

Posted by Keyser Soze on 24 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

Starbucks does not think the DuBois area has enough  obnoxious ,conceited coffee drinkers that typically makes up their customer base. 

#396796 Where is Bon ?

Posted by Bon on 22 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

Thanks for thinking of me, but there was no need for the concern. I just needed a break, and still do sort of. I will be posting, just not a lot yet. I just need some time yet.
I've been reading godubois everyday, & kept up to date on eveything!!

#389638 Roads

Posted by wildflowerpa on 23 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

If my post kept even one person safe its was worth posting

#314379 Accident - Rt.219 - Chestnut Grove Area

Posted by DuBois_Soldier on 26 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

I hope the women involved is alright.  I guess Station 30 struggled for a very long time trying to extracate the person involved instead of calling for backup.  As Mr. d stated the rescues from Curwensville and Dubois were requested a good hour after this happened.  Also heard Stat was on the ground for 25 mins.  Hopefully everyone is ok from this accident and maybe a lesson will be learned to request help when it is needed.


You need to follow what your name says. Unless you were on the scene, working on extricating, you don't have any idea of what happened. It was a very technical rescue that takes time to perform so as to not cause further injuries. The personnel working this call were all highly trained and the majority were highly experienced. They had a very difficult rescue that was extremely challenging, and given the outcome, I would say it was successful, even if it did take longer than an armchair quarterback would allow. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. If the crew would have rushed to extract the patient, they would have done more harm than good. Instead they took their time, evaluated the situation, and adapted as the dynamics of the scene changed. I would much rather see an extrication take over an hour and have the patient taken to a trauma center in stable condition with no additional injuries, than see them transported in critical because someone was not careful and rushed. 


If you would like to see what happens on these scenes, then come fill out an application, complete the background checks, and the 180 hours of training just to be a basic firefighter, the 48 hours for basic vehicle rescue, 24 hours for HAZMAT, 200 hours for EMT training, 24 hours of driver training, 16 hours of traffic control training, countless hours of practice, and much more. 

#415672 went with a younger partner

Posted by WMJ77 on 20 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

for being 6, she did great.....got up at 5, sat in the rainy/windy weather even though we didnt hear or see any.....she wanted to go again tomorrow....even wanted to use a box call....did good for first time

#395472 Landfill Collapse - Fox Twp.

Posted by Highlander71 on 17 February 2017 - 09:37 PM

Landfillguy Thank you for all the time,effort and knowledge you have put into this! Don't ever be sorry for kindness and looking out for others. This world needs more like YOU in it!

#393229 Woman Suing Mexican Restaurant After Falling Off Popular Donkey Statue

Posted by dubois_15801 on 09 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

We need legislation to stop the profiting due to misadventure.  

Stupid acts should only cost those who commit them.

#385556 Before ordering food delivery, please do this!

Posted by WMJ77 on 02 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

not really.....clear a path to your door or get off your couch and pick it up at the store.....not their job to beat a path to anyones door

#215442 Share What You Make Thread

Posted by pstan on 03 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

Christmas card that I designed featuring a photograph of an elk that I recently took in Benezette:



#101143 lhasa apso- poodle?

Posted by Dodgeman on 24 November 2013 - 07:11 PM

OK now they have taken over my recliner, things will never be the same!! :(

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