It's not every day a truck falls through ice and the solution to lifting the truck out is adding more ice, but that was what Big Ice Services had to do to lift a truck out of Slave River near Fort Chipewyan. The truck was stuck in very thin ice on the fast-moving Slave River. To safely remove the truck, Big Ice Services had to spend almost a month thickening the ice with their state-of-the-art ice-making equipment. Once the ice was thick enough they had to set up a lifting apparatus around the truck. Big Ice Services contacted Northern Strands to procure the rigging equipment needed for the job. A variety of rigging equipment was needed, including Aircraft Cable, Bright Steel Cable, Wire Rope Slings, Shackles, Sockets, Web Slings, Fall Protection Equipment, and other Rigging Accessories. It took Big Ice Services about five hours to successfully cut the truck out of the ice and then additional time to rig the truck (with ice attached) lifting it out of the ice. In total, the truck and ice weighed in excess of 30,000lbs. Great job Big Ice Services!
This particular job has gone viral online and CBC interviewed the owner of Big Ice Services, Ray Rossington, for the story. You can watch it here https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational/status/1376474218989191173
Big Ice Services is a very diverse company and we suggest visiting their website to learn more about their capabilities and services http://bigiceservices.ca/
Contact Northern Strands next time your company requires rigging, industrial supplies, or equipment.
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