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Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall

By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.<br /> <br /> The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by Ohio-based Sutphen Corp.<br /> <br /> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says two ladders fell after the trucks were recalled in May of last year. Six people were hurt in incidents in Belle Valley, Pennsylvania, and Hall County, Georgia.<br /> <br /> Sutphen said in a July statement posted on its website that it is telling fire departments not to use the ladders until further notice. The company said it's investigating and working to fix the problem. Messages were left Monday for a company spokesman.<br /> <br /> The government says cables that control the ladders can fail.<br /> <br /> <I>EDITOR'S NOTE: The incident in Hall County remains under investigation by local authorities. In the midst of the investigation, Hall County government officials have reorganized the fire department, replacing David Kimbrell as Fire Chief and reassigning him as Director of Emergency Services.</i>
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