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Forklift topples on wires

Thursday, 18 November 2004 ( #184 ) - SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, United States
Critical power shortages were avoided despite a forklift toppling onto phone and cable wires in South Brunswick, New Jersey, on November 3. Township manager Matthew Watkins told The Sentinel the wires did not snap under the collapsed forklift and service was never affected. The forklift was later removed and the local energy company arrived to stretch the wires. If the wires had snapped, according to Watkins, the township's 911 emergency service could have been affected, forcing a switch to a backup system.