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|Petroleum Distillate||Tanker Trailer||NO||NO||NO||BRQ|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
Spill occured due to the top hatchway of a tanker trailer owned by Temple Oil Co. not being secured properly.
temple Oil Company is investigating the incident and training employees the importance of top hatchways being completely tightened down after loading operations.
Tanker was stopped in Hope, Arkansas where top hatchway was tightened to stop the spillage. Product was found at various points along the highway where tanker truck stopped at red lights and stop signs. Sand was placed on the roadway to prevent other vehicles from sliding. Temple Oil is now investigating the incident and training drivers of the importance of securing all hatchways.
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