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Terex Trucks gives Wilson the world

Haul truck manufacturer Terex Trucks is widening the responsibilities of sales director Guy Wilson.

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A chartered accountant, Guy Wilson is currently sales & marketing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Terex Trucks. He now becomes global sales director. Headquartered in Motherwell, Terex Trucks was acquired by Volvo Construction Equipment in 2014 but has retained its original brand identity.

Guy Wilson was previously managing director for Volvo CE in Italy and before that he was CFO and deputy managing director at Volvo CE’s UK dealership. Terex Trucks general manager Paul Douglas said: “We are delighted that Guy is bringing his extensive management and leadership expertise to the global sales team. His strong background in national distribution and dealer management, as well as his roles at Volvo CE, have equipped him to understand what it takes to succeed through a channel network.

I’m sure our dealers will benefit hugely from this appointment.”

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This article was published on 6 Jun 2017 (last updated on 6 Jun 2017).

Los Angeles Fire Dept hold emotional procession for firefighter and father-of-one, 29, who died two days after he fell off seven-story fire truck ladder during training …

  • Kelly Wong, 29, fell off the telescopic ladder on Saturday just before 9:45am
  • He suffered multiple blunt-force trauma injuries and was taken to hospital
  • He died Monday morning and was taken to the coroner’s office in a procession
  • Dozens of firefighters saluted as his body, in a US flag, was loaded into a van
  • Van left hospital where he died and drove under a flag draped from two ladders
  • More saluting firefighters were at the coroner’s office to see him arrive
  • Wong leaves behind his wife Danielle, infant son Colton, and mother Ann
  • He had graduated top of his class at the LAFD’s Recruit Academy two years ago

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Dozens of firefighters and their families gathered to pay their respects to a fallen fireman on Monday just hours after he died from the injuries he sustained in a training accident on Sunday.

Kelly Wong, 29, was conducting a training exercise at 348 South Main Street near Hotel Barclay on Saturday when he fell from a telescopic ladder onto the back of a fire truck just before 9:45am.

He suffered blunt force trauma injuries and was treated on the scene before being rushed to hospital, but passed away on Monday morning, KTLA 5[2] reported.

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Tragic: Kelly Wong fell from a seven-story ladder on Saturday during a drill On Monday he died, leaving behind his infant son (pictured left, being held by Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas) and his wife

Tragic: Kelly Wong (left) fell from a ladder on Saturday during a drill. On Monday he died, leaving behind his infant son (pictured left, being held by Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas) and wife

Honored: Hospital staff, colleagues and family lined up to see off Wong as he was taken from the hospital to the coroner's office a short drive up the road

Honored: Hospital staff, colleagues and family lined up to see off Wong as he was taken from the hospital to the coroner’s office a short drive up the road

As Wong’s body was taken from the County-USC Medical Center to the nearby coroner’s office at 10am Monday, his brothers and sisters in the LAFD gathered to see him off.

A line of uniformed firefighters saluted as his body, wrapped in a US flag, was wheeled out on a gurney and into a waiting van.

Among the civilians also gathered to say goodbye were his wife Denise and his infant son, Colton.

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas was seen holding the tiny child after the emotional moment.

The van then drove in a column of vehicles, with bright red FDNY vans at its head and rear, beneath a pair of twin ladders with an American flag draped from them.

More saluting firefighters were present as the van pulled into the coroner’s office parking lot, CBS Los Angeles[3] reported.

Tribute: A US flag was draped across the road and firefighters salutes as the van carrying Wong's body (white, center, in column of red fire department vans) drove away

Tribute: A US flag was draped across the road and firefighters salutes as the van carrying Wong’s body (white, center, in column of red fire department vans) drove away

Saluted: Wong was also saluted on arrival at the coroner's office, where the flag was removed and he was taken for autopsy. It's unclear why he fell during the training exercise

Saluted: Wong was also saluted on arrival at the coroner’s office, where the flag was removed and he was taken for autopsy.

It’s unclear why he fell during the training exercise

‘I join the men and women of the LAFD in mourning Firefighter Wong’s sudden passing,’ said Terrazas in a statement.

‘It is always a tragedy to lose one of our own, especially an accomplished individual who was still at the beginning of what was certainly going to be a promising career.’

It wasn’t clear how far Wong fell when he tumbled off the ladder.

Video[4] from the scene shows the ladder stretching four stories up to the top of a building next to the Hotel Barclay, while police tape off the area.

Crumpled clothing, including a firefighter’s jacket, can be seen piled on the ground.

Wong, a father of one, graduated at the top of his class from the LAFD’s Recruit Academy on Terminal Island two years ago.

He was then placed in Station 92 in Rancho Park, but was set to transfer to Fire Station 9, which services Skid Row and downtown LA, on June 12.

He was working for Fire Station 9 when he fell from the ladder.

As well as his wife and child, Wong leaves behind his mother Ann, as well his mother-in-law and father-in-law Barbara and Michael Quinlan, and his sisters-in-law Nicole and Stephanie.

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ KTLA 5 (ktla.com)
  3. ^ CBS Los Angeles (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ Video (www.youtube.com)

Big YELLOW fire truck! Moment ingenious digger driver saves the day by scooping up flood water to dump on a burning car

  • Nikki Carmona tried to drive her Mercedes through a flooded street in Dallas
  • But the car stalled, and an electrical fault then caused it to catch on fire
  • Fortunately a local digger was on hand to dump a ton of water on the car

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A driver in Dallas suffered the worst of two worlds – when her car stalled in the middle of a flooded street and then caught on fire.

Fortunately however a digger driver was on hand to help out, in the most ingenious way possible.

Footage[2] captured the moment the heavy-duty digger drove through the flooded street to dump a load of water on the burning car.

Bystanders cheered as the fire in the Mercedes’ engine was put out.

The Dallas Fire Department can be seen arriving seconds later.

The driver, Nikki Carmona, chose a lucky place to stall – right in front of Bane Machinery, which sells heavy equipment.

Nikki Carmona's car stalled and caught fire in the middle of a flooded street Luckily a digger was on hand to help her out

Nikki Carmona’s car stalled and caught fire in the middle of a flooded street. Luckily a digger was on hand to help her out

The driver of the Mercedes, Nikki Carmona, told WFAA[3]: ‘A vehicle stopped in front of me. And when I stopped, the car started smoking inside.’

Derby Elliott, whose car also stalled in the flood waters, said: ‘It kind of enlightened me to the fact how come I always call the people idiots that drive in high water.

And OK I feel a little bit like an idiot now’.’

It left it steaming in the flood

The digger dumped a bucketful of water on the Mercedes, leaving it steaming in the flood

Dozens of motorists were left stranded in North Texas on Friday afternoon as heavy rain came down across North Texas.

Rush hour traffic in Dallas was backed up as the roads were overwhelmed with flood water.

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Footage (o)
  3. ^ WFAA (www.wfaa.com)