04-22-2005, 02:05 PM #1
Truck driver dies in crash; nearly 50 firefighters sent to hospital
NAUGATUCK, W.Va A truck driver who was hauling a hazardous chemical has died and nearly 50 emergency workers needed treatment at a hospital after a crash last night in West Virginia.
The flatbed truck was carrying material used to fill the tires of off-road coal mining and construction equipment when it crashed and burst into flames.
Firefighters responding to the accident initially thought the leaking liquid was oil. But they soon began complaining of breathing problems and other ailments.
They have since been taken to a hospital to be decontaminated.
A hospital official says most people were treated for eye and skin irritation and nausea and released.
Calcium Ballast Possibly??????
04-22-2005, 02:25 PM #2
As listed already on Off Duty section - Haz Mat Incident Gone Bad!
04-22-2005, 02:42 PM #3
04-22-2005, 05:48 PM #4
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- Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
Would be interested to see how the truck was placarded. Did they see or check the placards? Did they check the trucks shipping documents?
Not second guessing as obviously I wasn't there ... but it just seems there wasn't enough investigation done on the materials.
If I am wrong, I take it all back.
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