Overturned tanker truck spills 5,000 gallons of hazardous material, prompts evacuation | Burns & Wilcox

Homes were evacuated and hazmat crews called after a tanker truck carrying 5,000 gallons of butyl acrylate overturned on a bridge. The driver was not injured in the accident, which occurred on the Buck Creek Road bridge in Whitley County, Kentucky, about five miles south of Williamsburg. The driver blames GPS for directing him to use the bridge.

 

“It is important that cargo carriers understand what they are hauling and to what degree it can be considered a hazardous material.” –John Woods, Vice President, National Practice Group Leader, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

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