Loose trailer crashes through Social Security office

ST. GEORGE — An office manager is counting himself among the luckiest of southern Utahns Tuesday evening after a trailer came loose and rolled through his window at the Social Security office on North Bluff Street.

Hurricane resident Gary Sanders, the office manager, was at his desk just before 4:30 p.m. when he said he had a premonition to look up.

St. George Police Officer Zack Bahlmann runs police tape out after a loose trailer smashed through the Social Security office on North Bluff St. Tuesday. St. George, Utah, June 28, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News
St. George Police Officer Zack Bahlmann runs police tape out after a loose trailer smashed through the Social Security office on North Bluff St. Tuesday. St. George, Utah, June 28, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

“I was sitting at my chair,” Sanders said. “I felt prompted to look out the window, and I saw the trailer coming. I was, like, ‘oh my goodness!’ I jumped out of my chair, got into the corner of my office, and then it hit the building.”

Sanders said the trailer hit the office hard.

“It was overwhelming,” he said.

The entire front of the office was crushed and bent with glass scattered over a wide area.

Other workers were in other parts of the office when the incident occurred, but no one was injured.

St. George Police were unavailable for comments by publication time.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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6 Comments

  • Ron June 29, 2016 at 5:25 am

    We keep asking why no action? Since 1975 Over 20,000 dead Americans by other Americans who tow trailers…some of them homemade that keep coming off the hitch and simply fly’s into people killing them…Last month in Tennessee 4 people were cut in half by the same type of trailer and nobody cares? What? Go to dangerous trailers.org

    • ladybugavenger June 29, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      The government is too busy to care about lives and deaths of people. They gotta make sure Isis comes in to our country so they can blame guns and take away our 2nd amendment. They gotta make sure all illegals become citizens automatically with amnesty. Sorry governments too busy to care

      • Bob June 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        amen to that. and there’s no enough kickbacks $$$ for politicians to care

    • Bob June 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      that doesn’t look homemade. but it looks loaded in a very bad way. all the weight at the back. bad bad

  • .... June 29, 2016 at 5:47 am

    It seems dumbob has a loose screw LOL ! now that’s some funny stuff right there !

  • DB June 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    “oh, my goodness”? I’m thinking he said something else. I would have…

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