Incident alert

LOCATION:
ASPHALT/COATING PLANT
ACTIVITY:
PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING
SUB ACTIVITY:
AGGREGATE PROCESSING
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
08/05/2007
INCIDENT No:
00127

TITLE
Bitumen Spill
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
A bitumen delivery lorry ejected part of its load through an inspection hatch when swings bolts on the tanker became slack. The tanker, when pressurised ready for discharge, allowed pressurised bitumen to escape through the inspection hatch at the rear of the tanker spraying very high temperature bitumen into the surrounding area.

This incident could have resulted in serious injuries and an ongoing thorough investigation is being carried out with the bitumen supplier.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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Aftermath of Bitumen Spill


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