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Carrick sinkhole swallows part of dump truck

Mike Bohichick | For the Tribune-Review
A truck fell into a sink hole on Brook Street in Carrick on Friday, June 27, 2014. A crew was on the street to repair damage from a recent water main break.

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Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:42 p.m.

A contractor's dump truck fell into a sinkhole on Friday while Pennsylvania American Water Co. crews were working to repair another break in a 42-inch water main on Brook Street in Carrick.

No one was injured when the truck's rear wheels slid into the void.

“Because it was so large, (the water main break) did create a sinkhole that a contractor was parked near,” said Josephine Posti, a Pennsylvania American Water Co. spokeswoman. “Luckily, he was not in the truck when it happened.”

Posti said a backhoe operator to helped pull the truck from the sinkhole.

The vehicle was operable.

The water main break happened about 8 a.m. Posti said five water utility customers on Brook Street will likely be without water until late Saturday as crews make repairs. The utility is providing the customers with bottled water.

A water main break occurred on June 20 in a different part of the same 42-inch water main near Brook Street. That break affected thousands of customers who reported no service or low water pressure in city neighborhoods and suburban municipalities.

Posti said neighbors reported the latest break quickly, making it easier for crews to find and begin repairs.

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