Three horses put down after trailer breaks apart in Logan Canyon

By: SIMONE FRANCIS

Posted: Sep 08, 2017 10:38 PM MDT

Updated: Sep 08, 2017 10:41 PM MDT


CACHE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – At least three horses put down after the bottom of their trailer came off in Logan Canyon. 
 
Utah Highway Patrol responded to the report of a truck hauling a horse trailer northbound in Logan Canyon when the bottom came off or otherwise failed.Troopers say the driver did not realize for several miles. 
 
They pulled over on the way to Beaver Creek Lodge and put at least three horses down. UHP caught up with them at Beaver Creek Lodge. 
 
UHP is submitting the case to the county attorney for possible charges.


Authorities say it appears the bottom of the trailer came off or otherwise failed, but the driver of the truck did not realize this had happened and drove on for several miles.At least three horses put down after bottom of trailer comes off in Logan Canyon
LOGAN CANYON, Utah -- At least three horses had to be put down Friday after police say someone drove for several miles without realizing the bottom of a…
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Comments[Patti Christensen]
Patti Christensen Ugh
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· Reply · September 8 at 11:59pm
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[Susan Mosbaek Dreyfus]
Susan Mosbaek Dreyfus My worst nightmare! Pull mats, crawl underneath and look for rust, holes or broken boards.
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· September 9 at 12:02am
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[Dale Esperum]
Dale Esperum Inspect your stuff. That's how you do it.
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· September 9 at 12:24am
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[Vivi Stevenson Miller]
Vivi Stevenson MillerGroup Admin As Dale said, inspect your trailer- pull up your matts, poke around to see if there are soft spots, look UNDER the trailer, check the welds, check the bolts... Maintain your trailer. Clean it out regularly, don't let urine or manure sit in it. If you have a wood floor, consider replacing the wood every so often- if an aluminum or steel floor, definitely check for corosion and soft spots
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· September 9 at 12:39am
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[Elaine McPherson]
Elaine McPherson Inspect a minimum of annually, put it on blocks, crawl under it, poke and porod the metal frame and make sure no welds have come loose. Pull the mats and check the floorboards., jump on the floor and make sure you don't feel a weak spot.
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· September 9 at 12:52am
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[Margaret Dahlin]
Margaret Dahlin unreal..........think before you load.
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· Reply · September 9 at 6:43am
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[Aimee Moore]
Aimee Moore don
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· Reply · September 9 at 8:03am
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[Aimee Moore]
Aimee Moore buy a trailer unless you are willing to thoroghlly able to check it or have it profesionally checked out and everything fixed!
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· Reply · September 9 at 8:04am
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[Kim Roderick]
Kim Roderick It doesn't take long to check before each trip!
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· Reply · September 9 at 8:15am
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[Nyssa Crane Sheridan]
Nyssa Crane Sheridan I think a through annual inspection by a professional would be a good thing. How terribly sad.
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· September 9 at 10:17am
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[Kerry O'Brien]
Kerry O'Brien Geez, what a nightmare. Stomach flipping.
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· Reply · September 9 at 11:48am
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[Rebecca Gimenez]
Rebecca GimenezGroup Admin It happens every year... I've got way to many photos of this occurring
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· September 9 at 12:25pm
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[Jinx Fox]
Jinx Fox Annual inspections including checking the floor and support.
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[Denise Ottavio]
Denise Ottavio Careless the trailer should be inspected for safety there must have been a lot of rot for the floor to fail. wonde how many horses were in the trailer
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· September 9 at 6:14pm
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[Lottie Marie Connolly]
Lottie Marie Connolly that is horrific
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· Reply · September 9 at 6:22pm
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[Willis Lamm]
Willis Lamm It happens all too frequently. Some people refuse to safety check their equipment.
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[Una Smith]
Una Smith Some people have no clue what to check for. Others are so frightened by the whole idea that they are dysfunctional. I have done inspections with long time trailer owners who are literally unable to see that something is wrong. It is uncanny.
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· Yesterday at 9:36am
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[Jos Mottershead]
Jos MottersheadGroup Admin ** ADMIN MESSAGE **

Ron - to avoid replication of comments, we have removed your post as the incident you reported already appears as a link in this thread. Your link however offers additional information, so I have added that back here....See More
Three horses put down after trailer breaks apart in Logan Canyon
CACHE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – At least three…
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[Ron Melancon]
Ron Melancon Got it. Thank you
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· Reply · Yesterday at 10:44am
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[Ron Melancon]
Ron Melancon We need to get pictures of the actual traiker.
Who made it?
What company?...See More
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[Una Smith]
Una Smith Usual problem is poor maintenance or home-brew modification, not manufacture.
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[Vivi Stevenson Miller]
Vivi Stevenson MillerGroup Admin Actually, Una Smith, as there are no federal regulations, manufacturing can have a LOT to do with it- bad welds, poorly done rivets, inferior metal or wood for flooring, and more. Yes, more than likely it was a maintenance or modification issue, but there IS data being collected regarding certain repeat issues seen again and again.
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[Ron Melancon]
Ron Melancon How do we know if the police will not release the pictures
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[Una Smith]
Una Smith Relevant federal and state regulations exist in many countries including the USA. In the USA the cognizant federal agency is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A 2013 NHTSA document may be of interest to readers of this thread. See link.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/.../remarks-national-association...
Remarks at the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers Convention and…
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[Una Smith]
Una Smith The OP asked what are the best ways to avoid this. One option is state mandated inspection of trailers. Some USA states have them. Connecticut is one that does, and the rules do mention floors.

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=804&q=244914
DMV: Inspection of Trailers
Inspection of Trailers Abstract: Inspection of Trailers: Camp, Commercial, Boat and Utility The following explanation for inspection of trailers has been prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles to help clarify questions concerning such inspections. These requirements apply to trailers 1967 and…
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[Elaine McPherson]
Elaine McPherson I sure wish we had them in Nevada.
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[Vivi Stevenson Miller]
Vivi Stevenson Miller As mentioned by Ron, FARM trailers, which included livestock and horse trailers, are exempt. There are people, Like Ron Melancon, who are trying to get federal regulations specific to farmers and their equipment.
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[Ron Melancon]
Ron Melancon A farmer can by pass all regulations
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[Erin Penny- Fox]
Erin Penny- Fox We have our trailer inspected yearly. Not to say that it won't prevent all problems, but it has helped identify small problems that can become an issue when hauling. No chances taken when hauling our horses. I recently bought an old cow trailer to make into a kayak trailer. The floors are all rotted out and the guy I bought it from assured me it was safe to haul animals. I won't even put my kayaks in it until the floors are redone!
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Questions We Keep Asking:

First See the 3 lines of blood stained roadway.  The State Of Utah does not care about the condition of these horse trailers.

They already know about our cause but yet they find creative ways to try and destroy our cause.  First here is the picture we ask do you like what you see? 

Question:

Who manufactured the horse trailer?

How many defective horse trailers of this type are on the road across the United States?

Who maintained the trailer?

Who welded the floor of the trailer?

Why didn't the driver notice the dragging?

Why are the police covering up the photo's?

Why are the police and lawmakers making it difficult to obtain photo evidence so we can show NHTSA and the world what happened?

How can we fix this issue when the Government protects the Farmers and Manufactures of these defective trailers


Focus: Defective and runaway trailers can be the death of you and horses!


 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!