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BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD

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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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February 2015

Fuel transport training pioneer honoured with AM

Hi Everyone, my name is Rob Armstrong and I'm your website manager, and this story is one I get to add because Brian is the story! I've been working with Brian for over 15 years now and he is a constant form of inspiration and a real straight shooter - something we need to nurture. I am so glad his efforts have been recognised.

Here is the story as posted by the "Yass Valley Scoop"

Brian
Brian O’Connor AM

AUSTRALIA DAY: Brian O’Connor will be sharing a large bottle of bubbly tonight with his wife to celebrate being named a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia in the national Australia Day Awards today.

Mr O’Connor was recognised for his significant service to the petroleum transport industry through emergency response safety training, and to the community of Yass as a former councillor.

He was named Yass Citizen of the Year in 2009 and was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct after helping rescue a man who had accidentally driven into the Yass River in 1956.

At 84 years of age and with 63 years in the industry, he doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon, despite now being a full-time carer.

His work with CROIERG

He co-founded the Canberra and Region Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIERG) with Don Kirk.

“I founded the business because there was a need for it,” he told Scoop last night.

“If a road tanker full of fuel has an incident, it’s a major incident, as we’ve seen on television time after time.

“Through research I’d been doing [overseas]… I found out that they had training programs and through a court case in NSW Australia, it was proven we [Australia]  had no training programs.

“So I went down the rabbit burrow and… decided there was a need for a nationally accredited training program to cover this contingency, and that’s what I put in place after years of work.”

He is now secretary of the Mutual Aid company with almost 40 major companies as members. He said 124 people have been trained nationally.

“We finance ourselves and via membership contribution (set rate every year) and our activities are spread QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and ACT.”

After training, members are given credentials allowing them to attend hazardous incidents.

“The new mantra is that everyone has to be trained in every task that they do. In this particular area there was absolutely no training available, so we’ve instated a nationally accredited training program.”

He was always confident the program would be successful.

“I hoped that it would be. But I’ve had 63 years in this game… I know what I’m on about! I was positive it would take off, and it has. It’s now got the national recognition, and so it should have.”

See more of his work on the video here.

Yass Citizen of the Year 2009

He was awarded Yass Citizen of the Year in 2009.

“I’m from a family that’s been involved [in community service], my father was the mayor for I don’t know how many years, he was Chairman of the hospital, he was president of everything that went on around the joint; I come from a family of that background.”

Brave Conduct Award

His Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct was awarded after he and fellow rugby league player Tommy O’Neill, of Balmain, came to the aid of occupants of a car that had plunged into the river.

“In 1956 a car went into the Yass River at Hardwick across the bridge. Three people drowned, one person we managed to save,” he said.

“I was 25 at the time.”

A newspaper clipping of the incident on June 12 1956 explains; “Three young- Air Force trainees were trapped in a car and drowned last night when they plunged from a bridge into Yass River. Two Rugby League footballers dived in to rescue a fourth man… Survivor is Aircraftsman Kevin Baker, 30, Queensland. The car crashed through a fence after failing to take a sharp bend. Sydney footballers Tommy O’Neill, of Balmain, and Brian O’Connor, of Yass, who were travelling in an other car, noticed the broken bridge fence. They looked through the gap and saw Baker standing on the upturned car calling for help. They stripped and dived into the icy swirling water to rescue him. But they could not open the doors of the submerged car to release the airmen

Community Commitment

“Why not? Why not!

“It’s been bred into me I suppose. It’s just something I like doing… My drive is my Irish ancestry; never give in.”

He served as a councillor for Yass Valley Council between 2004-2008 and 1995-2003.

He was also recognised with The Old Oillies Fellowship of Australia Award in 2013 ‘for exemplary and meritorious service to the community and wholesale sector of the petroleum industry in Australia’.

His thoughts on Council today

“I’d like to see common sense come back into the equation. Just use a bit of common sense instead of everyone making mad preaches about nothing,” he said.

Had he been faced with the recent proposition of forced amalgamations with other regional councils, he would have weighed up the options carefully.

“I would’ve given it considerable sensible thought, then see what decision the collective came up with.”

 

Brian O'Connor AM still finds time to care for his garden and homestead as well being a full-time carer and his commitments as secretary and founder of Canberra and Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIERG). PHOTO: Katharyn Brine
Brian O’Connor AM still finds time to care for his garden and homestead as well being a full-time carer and his commitments as secretary and founder of Canberra and Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIERG). PHOTO: Katharyn Brine

Learn more about Mr O’Connor here.

 

RESPONDERS TRAINING COURSE TO BE HELD IN MARCH 2016 AT TISC IN CANBERRA

Arrangements have put in place to hold a CROIERG Responder’s Training Course (3-days) at the TISC Canberra Training Complex on March 21, 22nd & 23rd 2016

Car wedged under tanker
Car wedged under tanker

Enquiries to TISC on (020 6297 7187

Email Garth Edwards TIDSC Training Supervisor at garth.edwards@suttonroad.com.au

For more information on the CROIERG Training Courses go to the following link.

BULK TANKER TRAINING COURSES (INTRODUCTORY VIDEO)

Have a look at this short video on the importance of training for industry emergency response

The large scale Bulk Tanker Emergency Exercise conducted at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Canberra in January by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was especially filmed for ongoing emergency response training purposes by the various emergency services and industry

The result a really first class production!

This video with a 20 minute time-frame is scheduled for national distribution within the emergency services organisations.

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) released the video via their Fire Tube communications system on January 8th

The video displays a strong emphasis on the importance of the "BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD"

There will also be an industry launch in Sydney. We will advise of the date when finalised

Watch an introductory version of the video (3-minute duration)

TERPs (TRANSPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS)

Many, many questions in regard to Transport Emergency Response Plans (TERP’s). They simply keep coming

Q. Are they mandatory?

A. Yes

Q. Says who?

A. The Australian Dangerous Goods Code and associated Regulations

Emergency plans

(1) In this {clause}:

emergency plan, for the transport of a placard load, means a written plan, for dealing with any dangerous situation arising from the transport of the goods, that is prepared having regard to any guidelines approved by the Australian Transport Council.

(2) A prime contractor or rail operator must not transport a placard load if the prime contractor or rail operator does not have an emergency plan for the transport of the goods.

Offence provision.

(3) A person must not consign a placard load for transport if the person does not have an emergency plan for the transport of the goods. (14.5, amd/2)

Offence provision.

{(4) An offence against {subclause} (2) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.}

Q. Where do we find the associated regulations?

A. (1) On the National Transport Commission (NTC) website

(2) or on CROIERG in the Member’s Area. Go to the L/H Menu.

(3) Read the guidelines here

Q. Can TERP’s be generic?

A, No. The TERP "should have a stated policy, purpose, and organisational structure, geographic scope, and contain details of the classes of dangerous goods and mode of transport"

Want to know more about TERP’s

Here is a PowerPoint presentation to help: -

TERP’s & Responsible Care [pdf]

DRIVING

Living close to the Hume Highway the editor is fully aware of possible dangerous conditions on the vastly improved Hume Highway

I found this old PowerPoint presentation in "clearing out the files" over the holiday period

Driving in Bolivia [pdf]

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 9, 2015 IN YASS NSW

The CROIERG Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday February 2015 at the CROIERG Office at 60-66 Rossi Street Yass NSW starting at 10.30AM

Members with any matter/s to be considered by the committee please contact the CROIERG Secretary. Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au Phone 0428 627 777

TRAINING COURSE ACCREDITATION RENEWED BY ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority)

TISC have received the approval letter for the CROIERG/TISC Training Course No. 10188NAT which has been entered on the National Register by ASQA

"COURSE IN DANGEROUS GOODS ROAD TRANSPORT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OPERATIONS"

FAST ACT MAY FINALLY PUT AN END TO MISGUIDED WETLINES RULEMAKING (USA)

December 3, 2015 USA

It looks like the tank truck industry got a very welcome early Christmas present from Congress. The highway reauthorization legislation, entitled "Fixing America’s Surface Transportation" (FAST) Act, should put an end to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration’s (PHMSA’s) lengthy misguided quest to eliminate wet lines on cargo tanks.

The FAST Act requires PHMSA to withdraw its proposed wet lines rule (HM-213D) marking the third time in nearly 25 years that the proposed rule has failed to advance. Industry experts had pointed out repeatedly over the roughly quarter century that the proposed rule would have created more risk of catastrophe than it would have prevented.

The National Tank Truck Carriers officially requested that PHMSA withdraw the rule back in September 2013 after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that PHMSA’s incident data cannot be used to reliably identify risks from incidents involving collisions with wet lines under tank trailers, but it took Congressional action to advance the appropriate remedy to squash this unnecessary regulatory activity.

The GAO report also indicated that incidents used in the rationalization of the proposed rule were not specifically identified within PHMSA’s database and that the data itself also contained inaccuracies.

Read more.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMMISSION

Read the 2015 National Transport Commission Review report.

NSW TRAFFIC POLICE HARNESS SOCIAL MEDIA TO CLAMPDOWN ON DODGY DRIVERS TOWING UNSAFE LOADS (NSW)

Unsafe Load
Unsafe Load

Another unsafe load
Another unsafe load

December 2, 2012. Sydney NSW

Protruding pallets and mattresses tied down with strings are high on the list of tricky towing tactics that have New South Wales police seeing red.

The Traffic and Highway Patrol unit have begun using social media to expose some of the most foolish and risky drivers snapped overloading their vehicles on roads across the state.

The New South Wales Police Force Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook page has attracted more than 210,000 "likes" in three years

A STATEMENT - You can contract out the FUNCTION, but you CANNOT abdicate the legal responsibility

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PROVO CANYON RE-OPENS AFTER DOUBLE TANKER ROLLS; AS MUCH AS 1,000 GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL REACH RIVER (Utah)

Tanker crash in Provo Canyon (Utah USA Nov 2015)
Tanker crash in Provo Canyon (Utah USA Nov 2015)

November 28, 2015 Provo, Utah USA

Provo Canyon was closed in both directions for much of the day after a double fuel tanker rolled Saturday morning and spilled crude oil, and, while no drinking water has been affected, state officials are concerned about the impact to wildlife as well as the possibility of contaminants reaching Utah Lake.

The Utah Department of Transportation stated around 7:30 p.m. that the crash scene had been cleared and lanes of US-189 were open in the area once more.

The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. near Vivian Park, located six miles from the mouth of the canyon, when a semi driver attempting to make a lane change hit a patch of slush and lost control.

The vehicle crashed into a median barrier, and both tankers rolled. The truck came to rest across both eastbound and westbound lanes.

Read more.

A FREIGHT TRAIN CARRYING APPROXIMATELY 200,000 LITRES OF SULPHURIC ACID HAS DERAILED EAST OF JULIA CREEK IN NORTH-WEST QUEENSLAND

Train derailment in Queensland
Train derailment in Queensland

Difficult access to rail tank cars
Difficult access to rail tank cars

December 28, 2015 Brisbane Queensland

A freight train carrying approximately 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid has derailed east of Julia Creek in north-west Queensland.

The locomotive and all 26 carriages derailed at 10:20am about 20 kilometres east of the outback town.

They said there was minor leakage of sulphuric acid and diesel fuel spillage at the crash site.

Aurizon said three drivers sustained minor injuries in the accident and attended the Julia Creek hospital.

"Two drivers have been released and the third is expected to be released later today," an Aurizon spokesperson said on Sunday.

Read more.

UPDATE REPORT 30/12/2015

"Slight increase" in volume from the first report!

Authorities fear sulphuric acid has leaked from a derailed freight train near the town of Julia Creek in north-west Queensland into a nearby waterway.

For almost three days, emergency services have been trying to reach the site near Julia Creek where the train carrying more than 800,000 litres of sulphuric acid derailed.

Police said it was possible 31,500 litres of the acid leaked from the train after it derailed 20 kilometres east of the outback town on Sunday.

Results from scientific testing up to eight kilometres downstream has raised concerns about the acidity levels in Horse Creek.

Queensland Police said the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) had advised there was an emerging concern about an increased adverse impact on the creek.

Wet weather continues to hamper efforts by emergency authorities to access the site.

Source abc.net.au/news/2015-12-30/fear-sulphuric-acid-leaked-train-derailed-waterway-julia-creek/7060070

THE AFTERMATH COSTS OF SPILLS ON COMMUNITIES (UK)

Read about the cost of a road closure in Somerset (UK after a tanker rollover).

FRONT STREET CLOSED BECAUSE OF MASSIVE FUEL SPILL (North Carolina)

November 30, 2015 Wilmington North Carolina USA

Front Street is closed this morning from Greenfield Street to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge off ramp after a massive fuel spill at Colonial Terminals, according to officials.

The methanol spill occurred about 10 p.m. Sunday at 1002 S. Front St when a valve was mistakenly left open and caused a tank to overfill, said Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief David Hines.

The estimated amount of spillage is more than 20,000 gallons and was contained inside the on-site berms designed to contain spills, Hines said. Clean-up, which began at midnight, is expected to take 8 to 12 hours.

Source starnewsonline.com/article/20151129/ARTICLES/151129712

'REVOLUTIONARY' SPONGE SOAKS UP OIL SPILLS (Australia)

From the ISCO Newsletter.

CROIERG is an associate member of the ISCO. Ed

November 28, 2015 Melbourne, Australia

Cleaning up oil spills just got a lot easier with a breakthrough material which soaks up oil like a sponge.

Scientists from Deakin University in Australia have come up with the revolutionary solution which they say could save the earth from future disasters like the Gulf Coast BP spill in 2010.

Details of the boron nitrate nano-sheet were published in the journal Nature Communications today, after two years of refinement at the university's Institute for Frontier Materials.

"Oil spills are a global problem and wreak havoc on our aquatic ecosystems, not to mention cost billions of dollars in damage," lead author Professor Ian Chen says.

"Everyone remembers the Gulf Coast disaster, but here in Australia they are a regular problem, and not just in our waters. Oil spills from trucks and other vehicles can close freeways for an entire day, again amounting to large economic losses."

He says current methods of cleaning up oil are "inefficient and unsophisticated", take too long and cause ongoing and extensive damage to the environment.

Read more.

TRUCK CARRYING HEATING OIL FLIPS IN E. LACKAWANNOCK (Pennsylvania)

Heating Oil Tanker Incident
Heating Oil Tanker Incident

December 1, 2015 East Lackawannock Township, Pennsylvania USA

A tanker truck carrying home heating oil flipped over on its side Tuesday, spilling oil on the road and blocking the roadway for several hours.

The truck flipped around noon on Bestwick Roadd near Route 318 in E. Lackawannock Township. The tanker was blocking the roadway until about 2:30 p.m.

Police on scene said that the driver lost control of the truck and flipped it over. The crash did not injure anyone.

Another tanker truck was brought in to remove 1,700 gallons of heating oil that the overturned vehicle was carrying before the truck was lifted up. Little to no fuel was actually spilled on the roadway.

Read more.

NIGERIA GAS PLANT EXPLOSION: 'TENS' DEAD, SAYS BUHARI (Nigeria)

December 25, 2015 Nigeria

A huge explosion on Thursday at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria left "tens" of people dead, Nigeria's president says.

The fire raged for more than five hours before being extinguished.

Witnesses said the bodies of workers and customers at the depot in Nnewi in Anambra State had been burned beyond recognition.

Many customers had gone to the plant to fill up their gas bottles to cook meals on Christmas Day.

Read more and view a dramatic video.

EASTBOUND I-90 SNOQUALMIE PASS REOPENED AFTER CRASH (Washington State)

Tanker Crash
Tanker Crash

January 12, 2016 Seattle Washington State USA

A rollover crash near North Bend involving a tanker closed eastbound lanes for more than 12 hours. The crash happened at about 7:15 a.m.

The double-tanker semi ended up partially blocking one lane. One tanker was on its side and leaking. The cab and the other tanker went down a slight embankment.

Troopers said the accident was caused by a pickup attempting to pass the tanker. The pickup lost control and slammed into the cab of the semi, leading to the crash.

Read more and view a video.

ROUTE 17 REOPENS AFTER PROPANE TANKER CRASH PROMPTS EVACUATION (Missouri)

Propane tanker incident in Missouri
Propane tanker incident in Missouri

January 3, 2015 Croker Missouri USA

State Route 17 north of Crocker reopened late Sunday morning after being closed for more than a day when a semi-truck hauling propane crashed and started leaking fuel. Residences in a 1-mile radius around the crash site had to be evacuated as emergency crews had to wait for the propane to dissipate. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary incident report, the semi crash occurred on Route 17, at Beaumont Road, about 2 miles north of Crocker, shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday.

The patrol states that a 2007 International semi driven by Brian D. Bowser, 57, of Dixon, was traveling southbound when the semi failed to negotiate a curve, causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the road. The semi struck two roads signs and overturned. The vehicle was totalled. Bowser suffered minor injuries and was transported by the Pulaski County Ambulance District to Lake Regional Medical Center in Osage Beach. Bowser was wearing a seat belt.

Josh Hall, public information officer with the Crocker Fire Protection District, said when fire crews arrived, they found the driver still in the vehicle with "large amounts of propane leaking." The tank was carrying about 9,000 gallons of propane. A two-man team with the fire district assisted the driver out of the cab safely, Hall noted. "There was no extrication," he said.

According to Hall, the propane tank being hauled was leaking in two different spots. Initially, crews were going to burn off the leaking propane fuel, but the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and a local gas company, Goodrich Gas, stated that would be unsafe, so fire crews waited for the propane to dissipate. "Due to the gas causing freeze over, it makes it difficult to do a burn-off," according to the Crocker Fire Protection District’s Facebook page. Water was pumped onto the tank to "warm it up enough to thaw the ice for a slow leak out."

Hall said fire crews sprayed water on the propane tank for nearly 18 hours to keep the fuel from freezing. More than 20 homes had to be evacuated in the area along Highway 17 as well as Beaumont and Bakersville roads.

Source leaderjournal.com/news/20160103/route-17-reopens-after-propane-tanker-crash-prompts-evacuation

TANKER OVERTURNS INTO CREEK IN NEWARK; ROAD REMAINS CLOSED INTO WEDNESDAY (Ohio)

November 3, 2015 Newark Ohio USA

Cherry Valley Road will be closed near Raccoon Creek in Newark until Wednesday afternoon.

According to Newark police, a tanker truck went into the water on Cherry Valley Road and leaked sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and diesel fuel into the water. Police said the driver of the truck was 52-year-old Miles D. Bauman. He got out of the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

This crash turned the creek, which is home to 18 types of native fish, into a toxic stew.

"The two types of acid have contaminated the river," said Sean Grady with the Licking County Emergency Management Agency. "We’ve got it boomed in three different locations, there was a fish kill as part of it, the EPA is evaluating that and will continue to evaluate the PH levels on river for the next week or so."

Read more.

ETHANOL-CONTAINING FUEL SPILLS ENHANCED NATURAL TRACE ELEMENT RELEASE FROM SEDIMENTS IN AN EXPERIMENTAL SETTING (USA)

Lots of debate re the effect of ethanol/petroleum based spills. Here is a very interesting article for those following this matter. Ed

December 15, 2015 USA

Experimental field research simulating hydrocarbon spills by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Virginia Tech, and the University of St. Thomas showed that mixed ethanol and petroleum-based fuels increased the rate by which arsenic and other natural trace elements are released from aquifer sediments to groundwater when compared to petroleum-based fuels alone.

Researchers conducted an intensive 2-month field experimental study to look at the mechanisms controlling arsenic and other trace element (nickel, chromium, and cobalt) releases from experimental fuel spills at the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site, near Bemidji, Minnesota.

The researchers determined that the co-presence of ethanol and nitrate mixed with hydrocarbons had significant effects on the rates and timing of arsenic and other trace element releases to groundwater.

Read more.

SERIOUS TANKER AND CAR CRASH SPARKED SCRUB FIRE NEAR COOMANDOOK, SOUTH-EAST OF ADELAIDE (South Australia)

December 16, 2015 Adelaide South Aust

A fuel tanker and car have crashed on the Dukes Highway near Coomandook, south-east of Adelaide.

The car caught fire and the blaze spread to nearby scrub, SA Police said in a statement. The fire has since been contained, police confirmed.

One man has been taken to Tailem Bend District Hospital for assessment, the SA Ambulance Service said.
Read more at

Source 9news.com.au/national/2015/12/16/13/38/serious-tanker-and-car-crash-sparked-grass-fire-near-coomandook-south-east-of-adelaide

TWO CHILDREN DIE IN HORRIFIC CAR CRASH (Nigeria)

January 19, 2015 Enugu Nigeria

Two children have been killed in a horrific road accident in Enugu.

The terrifying accident occurred on Akwata Road near the Coal Camp in Enugu at around 15:00 today.

As can be seen from the photos below, the fuel tanker appears to have flipped over, crashing on top of and crushing half of a silver greyish coloured car.

Tanker and car Nigeria
Tanker and car Nigeria

Very sadly, two little school children died after the car they were travelling in was flattened by the fuel tanker.

According to eye witness reports, the children died instantly and on the scene.

The local police has thus far not released any information about the tragic accident, and the cause of the disaster has not yet been ascertained

Source naij.com/701797-photos-shocking-fatal-road-crash-kills-kids-enugu.html

TANKER TRUCK ROLLOVER CLOSES WESTBOUND GRAND AVENUE (Arizona)

December 18, 2015 Peoria, Arizona USA

Rollover in Arizona
Rollover in Arizona

A tanker rollover closed the westbound lanes of Grand Avenue at the Loop 101 on Thursday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Grand Avenue exit on northbound Loop 101 was also closed, and the northbound right lane was restricted at the Grand Avenue overpass.

Source tucsonnewsnow.com/story/30777353/tanker-truck-rollover-closes-westbound-grand-avenue

TANKER ROLLOVER (Washington State)

January 8, 2016 Richland County Washington State USA

Rollover in the snow in Washington State
Rollover in the snow in Washington State

A driver who was unfamiliar with the area cut an intersection too short in rural Richland County and laid his tanker truck onto its side. About 4:39 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, officials responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of 88th Street SE and 169th Avenue SE, just west of Great Bend, N.D.

According to a release issued by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the tanker, driven by Eugene Friederichson of Aberdeen, S.D., was attempting to turn onto 169th Avenue when his vehicle rolled on its side. Friederichson was not injured. The trailer received minimal damage and no propane leaked from the tank, authorities said.

The semi was towed from the scene by Lillegards. The Great Bend Fire Department, Lidgerwood Fire Department and Hankinson Ambulance responded to the scene. It remains under investigation

Source wahpetondailynews.com/news/tanker-rollover/image_7a6b1e5e-b61e-11e5-ad08-37adec767684.html

CRASH INVOLVING JACKKNIFED TANKER FORCES 2-HOUR CLOSURE OF ROUTE 80 IN ROXBURY (New Jersey)

January 24, 2016 Roxbury, New Jersey USA

Tanker and SUV incident in New Jersey
Tanker and SUV incident in New Jersey

An SUV slammed into a jackknifed tractor trailer on Route 80 in Roxbury today forcing closure of the highway’s westbound lanes for about two hours, said officials.

Nobody was seriously injured in the incident, which took place at about 4 p.m. near mile-marker 31.5, about a mile before Exit 30, said Roxbury Fire Chief William Ward III and State Police.

Although the tanker was empty, the initial call to first-responders said the tractor-trailer was carrying fuel, said Ward. The report brought response from all three Roxbury fire stations as well as units from Mount Arlington, Jefferson and Picatinny Arsenal, which sent a hazardous materials team, said Ward.

At around 4 p.m., we got toned-out for a motor vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer," said the chief. "They said a tanker trailer was jackknifed and a motor vehicle was crashed into the tank portion … It was toned-out as a fuel tanker, but once I arrived on the scene, I determined it was for hauling liquid dairy products and was empty."

However, the vehicle that crashed into the truck was "fully involved with fire" when he got there, Ward said. He said the occupants of the SUV were out of the vehicle.

Read more.

HIGHWAY 68 CLOSED AFTER SEMI ROLLOVER, FIRE (New Mexico)

December 21, 2015 Velarade, New Mexico USA

Crews are cleaning up a busy roadway in northern New Mexico, after a fuel tanker truck overturned and caught fire Monday morning.

The massive fuel tanker was left charred after it flipped over and caught fire on State Road 68 around 5 a.m. Despite the heavy damage, nobody was injured.

State police don’t know what caused the accident or how long it will take to clean up the fuel. Drivers headed in that direction were turned around quickly.

Read more and view a video.

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