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Rescue workers preparing for more accidents involving hybrid cars

...circuitry that may require some precise cutting to save a trapped victim. "You don't want to go crushing anything with hydraulic tools," said Samuel Caroluzzi, an assistant chief with the Norristown Fire Department outside Philadelphia. "It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/05/liv_414564.shtml
Life & style
Teams practice extrications

...we've always got the hand tools as backup," Mr. Davis said. For first-time rescue workers, using the hydraulic tools -- which can weigh up to 40 pounds and apply 10,000 pounds of pressure -- was not as difficult as expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/05/met_240923.shtml
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