Bitumen Tanker Run-away
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Bitumen Tanker was dispensing at Batts Combe asphalt plant when it slid down the haul road rupturing the fill pipe and releasing approximately 400kgs of bitumen. The tanker hit a handrail barrier before finally coming to rest in the haul road verge.
The tanker driver was able to close off the tanker outlet valve minimising the release of product.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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Tanker hits Embankment
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Batts Combe remained closed to traffic on the haul road for five hours while a safe recovery plan was developed to extract the tanker and safely transfer the remaining Bitumen. The Driver only revived a superficial burn.
•After the safe recover of the tanker the site had the bitumen residue removed and haul road planed to provide a suitable driving surface.
•All tankers attending site must be securely chocked, this notification will be added to delivery instructions.
•Any tanker driver found with an un-chocked vehicle will be banned from site.
•The fleet haulier is attending site with engineering support at the next scheduled delivery to review the site specific RA and SWP
•The Fleet Haulier is assisting Hanson with an ongoing investigation and will be attending a panel of inquiry.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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