Platinum Sponsor BigWheelArchives Posted February 5, 2018 Platinum Sponsor Share Posted February 5, 2018 11-27-09 Received a call from MA State Police to respond immediately to Rte 140N @ 195W interchange for a loaded tri-axle 53' tractor trailer unit that was rolled over across 3 lanes, guardrail to guardrail. They also stated there was a diesel fuel leak going into the highway drains and motor oil running down the side of the highway. We responded with our specialized equipment hazmat trailer. This trailer has all the necessary equipment to pump out fuel tanks and other equipment to cover and block highway drains. We also dispatched our two heavy duty rotators, one 85 ton, one 60 ton, as well as a 70,000lb capacity HD wrecker to the scene. The State Police stated that the load of clementines was bonded and the trailer doors shouldn't be opened whereas the fruit is prohibited in the United States. Our hazmat crew immediately drilled the fuel tanks and set up the fuel transfer pumps. The fuel was pumped into OSHA approved hazmat drums. Other crew members starting blocking the highway drains and started spreading speed dry and absorbant pads on the oil spill. At the same time, our recovery crew setup the two rotating cranes while the hazmat crew was working on the cleanup. Our specialized equipment crew started setting up the air bag recovery system. On this particular job, the air bags are a must to lift this 53' trailer that was damaged from sliding along the highway. Our crew lifted the entire loaded unit with the air bags without compromising the load at all. After the tractor and trailer was set back on its wheels, the front end loader was used to swing the entire unit around between the guardrails and place it in a position to be towed. Our 35 ton HD wrecker towed the entire unit back to the freezer company at the New Bedford state piers for unloading. Our operators remained with the tractor trailer unit during the offloading process until they were cleared by food and drug. After the clearance, the vehicle was towed back to our Freetown location. Our hazmat crew remained on scene, working with Frank Corp. Environmental Services recovering all of the contaminated speedy dry, pads, and booms, and oily dirt from the roadway. Frank Corp. crews used a vacuum truck to pump out all of the drains and the DEP approved the operation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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