Friday, August 28, 2015

Collision results in leaking fuel tanks on two locomotives

At 10:32 Firefighters responded to a report of two locomotive engines making contact in the 2300 block of Cleveland Way. Crews arrived to find one engine off the tracks, and fuel spilling from the diesel tanks on both engines that had been compromised in the collision. 

Crews worked quickly to set up containment to capture as much diesel (est. 3,000 gallons) as possible and assessed and transported one patient from the accident with minor injuries.  A third party environmental company will work throughout the day to remove the fuel and contaminated soil at the site.