totally insane (truck sinks in garage deck at paoli hospital)

I get Patch updates and I have to pass this along – totally insane! Good job Patch!  And seriously, makes you wonder if that entire garage should be checked for safety.

Police & Fire

Fire Truck Sinks Through Hospital Garage Deck

A Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company engine has partially fallen through a Paoli Hospital parking garage deck.

By Bob Byrne  Email the author  4:40 pm

Fire and heavy equipment crews are racing to pull a West Chester Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company truck out of danger after it partially fell through the upper deck of a parking garage at Paoli Hospital Thursday afternoon.

A Main Line Health (the corporation that owns the hospital) spokesperson tells Patch the incident happened around 1:30 Thursday afternoon.  Crews with a big-rig crane were still working to free the truck at 4:45pm.

Malvern Fire Company Chief Neil Vaughn tells Malvern Patch that a crew from the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company was at the hospital to transport a fire company member who is being treated for cancer.

TE Patch Reader Todd Rudo sent the attached news tip photos to Patch from his cell phone.

It appears that the right rear wheels of the fire truck fell through some kind of fault in the concrete roof.