Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hazardous Conditions Call Murray Morgan Bridge

Incident Date: 9/25/2011
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 11th and A Street
Incident Type: Hazardous Conditions

Narrative:  At 11:45 a.m firefighters were called to a report of a hazardous condition on the Murray Morgan Bridge.

First arriving firefighters found that the protective plastic sheathing surrounding one of the towers on the bridge (related to construction) had failed and a large volume of particulate matter was being blown from the scene.  The incident was upgraded to a hazardous materials call to bring in additional resources to determine the nature of the plume of material coming out of the site.

The Incident Commander and Haz-Mat technicians determined that the plume consisted primarily of materials used in the sand blasting process (inert) and the scene was turned over to the general contractor to secure the sheathing and for clean up.