In Colorado, a Halliburton Truck spilled acid on a police officer.
Greeley police officer treated after being doused with acid
A truck from Haliburton Oil Services, hauling three small tanks of 28 percent hydrochloric acid was on the truck scale, and when it pulled away, the acid spilled out of the top of one tank.
A truck driver was killed in Fort Worth.
FORT WORTH — A truck driver was killed Wednesday afternoon at a natural gas drilling site when his vehicle overturned, authorities said Thursday.
The 27-year-old victim had not been identified pending notification of relatives, according to an official from the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office on Thursday.
The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4900 block of Boat Club Road in Fort Worth.
According to Fort Worth police, the truck driver was backing an 18-wheeler hauling water into the pad site when the ground around it gave way, causing the vehicle to overturn.
Fort Worth police did not release any other details.
Elizabeth Todd, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor, said Thursday morning that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in investigating the death and has six months to complete that investigation.
She said the agency doesn’t comment on on-going investigations
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Anonymous 1 says
Re the acid spill: Greely Fire Department spokesman Dale Lyman said the truck valve that spilled the acid was supposed to be fitted with a gasket to keep the acid from flowing out, but “this one didn’t have a gasket.”
So this truck is driving down the road splashing whomever and whatever it passes? If it splashed on the police officer, I would assume it would splash on passing cars and cyclists, pedestrians, anything and everything on or by the road.
How seriously is this taken? Are stiff fines imposed?
A direct link to the article is here: http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110120/NEWS/701209991/1051&ParentProfile=1001
It's Halliburton we're talking about here. They are above any silly laws and regulations.