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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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December 2012

CHANGES FOR THE CROIERG CANBERRA STORE - NEW LOCATION AND & NEW CONTAINERS PURCHASED

The CROIERG Canberra store will be relocated to the TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre) Sutton Road Canberra training complex and an area of land has been leveled in preparation for the shift from Fyshwick

CROIERG really appreciate the co-operation of The Dib Group (Hill & Co) for hosting us at their Barrier Street, Fyshwick ACT Depot for the past two and a half years

When the move is finalised new emergency contact numbers will be made available to CROIERG Members

CROIERG has purchased two more 40’ shipping containers to increase the storage capacity of our main Canberra Store

This will bring our capacity at TISC Canberra to five forty foot containers with one container being dedicated to housing our training course equipment

Two containers will be used for to trailer storage and two containers to store equipment and supplies. The latter two containers will be also provided with side access doors

It is planned to create a special storage compound at TISC with our two specialised training trailers (Rollover Tanker Unit and the Cutaway Unit) being stored under cover in an internal, fenced, secure area.

Bob Waldron CEO of TISC and his staff have been very co-operative in all stages of this operation and this is really appreciated

STOCK SUPPLIES REPLENISHED

CROIERG are in the process of replenishing the backup supplies at the Canberra Store.

A pallet of 3 metre sorbet booms has been delivered and additional pads and rolls will be ordered shortly

TRAINING COURSES

STAGE 1 (MANAGERS) TRAINING COURSES

Work is just about complete on a proposal to revamp the Stage 1 (Manager’s) Training Course

This is being done (by TISC staff) in conjunction with the original authors of the courses and the main objective is to align the Stage 1 (Managers) course closely to the timetables of the Stage 2 (Responders) Course.

Members will be advised as soon as possible and full details will be made available to the all parties involved in the training project.

STAGE 2 TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2013

STAGE 2 (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted at the TISC Training Complex on:

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2013

STAGE 2 Responders

March 13-15

STAGE 2 Responders

June 26-28

STAGE 2 Responders

September 4-6

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

Mail: TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Phone: (02) 6297 7187

Email: TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

  1. Stage1 (Managers) Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  2. Stage 2 (Responders) Course in Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

 

 

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

COSTS

STAGE 1 Managers)

$1,500 for CROIERG/NBTA Members

$1,800 for Non Members

STAGE 2 (Responders)

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card


TRAINING TRAILERS USED BY MEMBER COMPANY

Fire & Rescue NSW
Fire & Rescue NSW
Training in product recovery
Training in product recovery
Learning in Sydney
Learning in Sydney

Member Company TransPacific Industries conducted staff training in Sydney in the week beginning November 26th using the CROIERG specialised training trailers

TransPacifc Industries National Emergency Response Manager Ryan Burke said the CROIERG equipment was an excellent training aid and excellent for demonstrating various road tanker aspects.

OIL SPILL RESPONDER SAFETY GUIDE

Thanks to the splendid co-operation of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association in London we are able to provide a link on this website to the IPIECA "Oil Spill Responder Safety Guide" on this website.

CROIERG Members can view this in the Members Area by going to the LINKS section in the left hand Menu [or this link]

When an oil spill occurs, the issue of health and safety, both for the public and oil spill responders, is the most critical consideration.

The purpose of this document is to investigate the safety aspects of oil spills and their response. It is recognized that safety is managed in many different ways around the world.

The safety regimes in different countries vary enormously in the methods of achieving their objectives, from highly regulated prescriptive regimes which legislate actions, to risk-based systems which approach the problem from a totally different perspective.

It would be foolhardy to try to develop a safety document that attempted to prescribe any particular approach to safety, as it would not succeed in meeting the expectations of at least some part of the community.

Instead this document will concentrate on identifying the principal safety issues when an oil spill occurs, their degree of severity, and the practical steps that can be taken to minimize the impact of the spill.

Many spills have been cleaned up safely in the past. Because clean-up activities are usually conducted in the open air, the hazards from vapours and gases are relatively low, and simple protective clothing can reduce contact with oil and minimize any chance of harm. Nevertheless the oil and the working environment do introduce other hazards.

The key to safety is to recognize the risks from all sources and to be prepared to act accordingly.

The other major aspect when dealing with safety management is the issue of liability.

Although safety management systems are used to manage the liabilities that

may arise as a result of an accident, the document does not attempt to deal with this

aspect of the problem. Rather, it focuses on the practical and technical safety considerations that need to be dealt with when responding to an oil spill.

Those with well-developed safety regimes will have the procedures in place but should find value in the practical guidance.

Those that do not have such advanced safety systems should find the guide useful in developing safety plans to deal with the issues that are raised.

This document is divided into six broad categories, each of which needs to be addressed.

They are:

  • management of safety;
  • risk assessment;
  • oil and response clean-up chemical safety issues;
  • the working environment and safety during operations;
  • personal protective equipment (PPE); and
  • management of volunteers

CROIERG acknowledges the co-operation of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association London SE1 8NL, United Kingdom in providing this first class material to our group

BUILDING LEVELLED IN DEADLY SAUDI TANKER BLAST (Saudi Arabia)

November 2, 2012 Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Damage and rescue workers in Saudi Arabia

Damage and rescue workers in Saudi Arabia

Building damaged by fuel tanker explosion

Building damaged by fuel tanker explosion

At least 22 people were killed when a fuel truck crashed into an overpass in the Saudi capital Riyadh, triggering an explosion that caused the collapse of an industrial building, according to local media.

The Riyadh Civil Defence spokesman confirmed there were deaths from what he called a traffic accident involving a fuel tanker that hit a bridge, causing a gas leak and an explosion in a nearby heavy machinery and vehicles warehouse.

"The truck driver was surprised by a road accident on its route, causing it to crash into one of the pillars of the bridge," spokesman Captain Mohamed Hubail Hammadi said.

He said the incident resulted in a "number of deaths and injuries", without giving specific details.

Saudi Arabia's Al Ekhbariya television put the death toll at 22 and at least 111 wounded.

The building, several storeys high, was almost levelled by the blast, with only one corner left standing

Several adjacent buildings were damaged and nearby vehicles, including a minibus on the flyover, caught fire, witnesses said.

Television footage and pictures posted on social media showed a body lying by burnt-out vehicles and at least two charred bodies seated in a car.

More than 100 emergency personnel were combing the wreckage on the overpass and searching for victims in the rubble of the building, which housed the operations of Zahid Tractor, a distributor of heavy machinery.

"I was inside the building when the blast came," survivor Kushnoo Akhtara said. "Then boom, the building collapsed.

"Furniture, chairs and cabinets blasted into the room I was in. "My brother is still inside under the rubble. "There are lots of people in there."

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BURMA TRAIN CRASH AND FIRE KILLS 25 (Myanmar)

November 9, 2012 Mandalay Burma

Burnt out rail tank cars in Burma

Burnt out rail tank cars in Burma

The fuel train on fire in Burma

The fuel train on fire in Burma

A train carrying petrol has derailed and burst into flames in northern Burma, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens more. The information ministry said many of the dead and injured were villagers trying to collect spilled fuel.

The train was travelling from Mandalay to Myitkyina in the north, near the border with China.

No explanation has been given for the accident, but Burma's railways are in poor condition after years of neglect. Officials told the BBC Burmese service that three wagons overturned and burst into flames.

There were seven wagons carrying petrol and two more of diesel, officials said.

The ministry posted images on its website of burnt-out wagons and what appeared to be charred bodies.

The train came off the rails near Kantbalu, a town some 500 miles (800km) north of the main city, Rangoon.

The number of people killed in the accident was unclear. The government said 25 people died and 62 people were injured.

But emergency officials told the BBC that more than 80 were wounded, and that 27 had been killed. Two people died after being transferred to hospital, emergency officials said.

Source bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia

PILEUP KILLS CAB DRIVER, CLOSES INTERSTATE (Minnesota)

October 29, 2012 Bloomington Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who ran out of gas triggered a seven-vehicle interstate pileup which killed a cab driver.

The patrol says a tanker truck and six other vehicles crashed Monday during the morning commute on Interstate 494 in the Twin Cities metro.

Authorities say a minivan that ran out of gas came to a stop in the right lane of the interstate. That caused three other vehicles in the right lane to crash. A taxicab swerved into the middle lane, sideswiped a vehicle and then was struck by the truck.

State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske tells the Star Tribune there's no reason to run out of fuel because there's a gas station every block or two in Bloomington.

Source winonadailynews.com/news/state-and-regional/mn/article_d04ff321-4ebc-54ce-a1c8-c9b10d82a394.html

DIESEL SPILL FORCES WEST VAN ROAD CLOSURE (Canada)

October 29, 2012 West Vancouver Canada

Emergency workers survey tanker wreck

Emergency workers survey tanker wreck

A tanker truck carrying diesel fuel overturned on Westhill Drive in West Vancouver Monday afternoon, forcing authorities to close the road between Chippendale Road and Camridge Road.

Police are asking residents avoid the area while crews clean up the spilt fuel and investigators deal with accident scene.

Source nsnews.com

PRISON FUEL LEAK THOUGHT FIXED, BUT INSPECTORS WAIT TO SEE (North Carolina)

October 29, 2012 Raleigh North Carolina USA

Finding the prison leak

Finding the prison leak

On September 29, contractors installed a fix for what they believe was the source of the three fuel spills at Central Prison this year. The state may fine the prison for polluting local surface waters.

The fuel came from an underground spill first noticed leaking into Rocky Branch Creek in August of 1998. A buried fuel line near the northeast corner of the maximum security building (roughly 200 yards from the stream) had a "pinhole" leak, according to a 2012 summary written by Mid-Atlantic Associates, the environmental consulting firm that completed the initial site assessment in 1999.

The spills this year occurred after heavy rain, draining to the creek, which leads directly to the Neuse River. Fuel spilled into Rocky Branch in February or March and then again in September, following big rain storms.

The "ephemeral nature" of the fuel leaks made them difficult to diagnose, said Bill Stovall, director of engineering at the Department of Public Safety. "We think we found the entry point for the fuel product that was getting into the storm drain system."

That fuel line was connected to an 8,000-gallon fuel tank installed in 1981.

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FUEL TANKER FIRE AT JABAL OMAR PROJECT CONTAINED (Saudi Arabia)

October 15, 2012 Makkah Saudi Arabia

tanker in Saudi Arabia

Tanker in Saudi Arabia

A seven-ton diesel truck caught fire when unloading its content via an external pump in the first phase of Jabal Omar project in the central area of Makkah on Sunday.

Five Civil Defense units were rushed to the scene to contain the fire at the construction site close to the vicinity of the Grand Mosque complex, which is brimming with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

The fire started in the external pump at the rear of the truck and spread to a wooden scaffolding covering a 16-square meter area. 

Firefighters succeeded in bringing the blaze under control and preventing it from spreading to other sites and wooden structures within the project.

The head of investigations and media spokesman of the Makkah Civil Defense, Col. Ali Al-Muntashery, said preliminary investigations showed that an accidental incident caused an electrical short circuit in the pump during unloading. No injuries were reported.

Safety units in the construction project effectively contributed in limiting the damage from the fire before the Civil Defense units arrived at the scene, Al-Muntashery said.

Source saudigazette.com.sa

ILLEGAL MINIVAN GAS TANKER STOPPED IN BOCA (Florida)

POLICE SEEKING MIAMI SUSPECT IN SEPTEMBER THEFT OF 500-PLUS GALLONS

November 4, 2012 Boca Raton Florida USA

The green 1997 Dodge Caravan with Florida tag 546YQB wasn't just an old gas guzzler” it was a secret gas stealing machine.

When Boca Raton Fire Rescue reached the crashed vehicle about 7 p.m. Sept. 14, the crew looked inside and made an unlikely discovery: A 500-gallon plastic tank and 55-gallon drum loaded with fuel, along with a battery-powered pump, rubber hoses and an open hole in the floorboard between the driver and passenger seats.

Onelio Castro Arroyo, the minivan's driver, had recently made an illegal fill-up from unlocked, underground storage tanks at the Chevron station, 690 W. Glades Road, according to court records.

Police are still searching for Arroyo, 45, of Miami, who abandoned the vehicle and ran off shortly after he jumped a curb and ran into a median.

It may be lucky the minivan didn't blow up that night, said police spokesman Mark Economou, noting that a witness observed Arroyo stumble out with a beer in his hand.

"It's a rolling bomb on four wheels," Economou said, declining to release pictures of the Caravan and the contraband because the police investigation continues. "Arroyo could have put a lot of people in danger.

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EARLY MORNING SCHOOL BUS V FUEL TANKER (Florida)

November 5, 2012 Tallahassee Florida USA

Tanker in school bus incident in Florida

Tanker in school bus incident in Florida

School bus in its side

School bus on its side

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says a fuel tanker rear-ended a school bus as the drivers headed north on Highway 27, Monday morning.

No students were on the bus at the time but the driver and an adult assistant were on board.

LCSO says the driver Zina Fishburn and her assistant, Donna Jones were injured but are expected to survive.

The tanker's driver, Jamie Underwood, wasn't injured and was cited for careless driving by LCSO. Deputies don't believe Underwood was speeding.

We're told there wasn't any fuel in that tanker.

LCSO says Fishburn was slowing down to arrive at her first bus stop, when Underwood rear-ended the bus

Source wctv.tv/home/headlines/Morning-School-Bus-Semi-Accident-on-North-onroe-177239671.html

TANKER SPILLS CRUDE OIL (Louisiana)

November 9, 2012 Jennings Louisiana USA

Recovering product from tanker

Recovering product from tanker

Crews were still working this morning to clean up crude oil spilled when an 18-wheeler overturned on Exit 65 in Jennings Wednesday.

Louisiana State Police Troop D Sgt. James Anderson said the crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when the tanker, driven by Michael Charles Mitchell, 41, of Waynesboro, Miss., ran off of the left side of the Interstate 10 exit ramp leading onto La. 97.

Source jenningsdailynews.net

FUEL TANKER CRASHES NEAR LAGOS SCHOOL, SPILLS CONTENTS (Nigeria)

November 14, 2012 Lagos Nigeria

Tragedy was averted on Wednesday afternoon when a fuel tanker crashed near a private school in Anthony, Lagos, Cornoa School, spilling its contents on the Oshodi-Gbagada Expressway.

Reports said police and traffic officials at the scene prevented people from scooping the spilled contents of the tanker.

The crash led to a gridlock on routes connecting the spot.

However, the situation was controlled within an hour by policemen and traffic officials.

The fire service also helped to contain the spill and prevent a fire outbreak by spraying foam on the tanker and the surrounding area.

Source punchng.com/news

MAPLE AVENUE REOPENS AFTER DIESEL SPILL CLEAN-UP CONCLUDES (California)

November 12, 2012 Fresno California USAOverturned diesel tanker in Fresno

A diesel spill closed Maple avenue southeast of Fresno on Monday.

The driver of a diesel tanker southbound on Maple north of Lincoln saw what he thought were power lines in the roadway about 10:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

The driver swerved while trying to stop and the rear trailer overturned.

It turned out that the wires were for telephone service. No one was injured. Firefighters mopped up the diesel that spilled from the tanker before the road was reopened several hours later.

Source fresnobee.com/2012

TWO KILLED IN TANKER EXPLOSION ON KANSAS TURNPIKE NEAR BELLE PLAIN (Kansas)

November 3, 2012 Wichita Kansas USA

Investigators at scene of Kansas crash

Investigators at scene of Kansas crash

A semi pulling a tank trailer hit a guardrail on the Kansas Turnpike south of Wichita on Saturday afternoon, shot down an embankment, caught fire and exploded minutes later, killing a man and woman from Oklahoma, authorities with the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

At least one motorist started toward the truck to help, but it was too late. The truck was engulfed in flames about a mile north of the Belle Plaine service area, said Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Joel Powers, the first emergency responder to arrive. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m.

The man was driving, and the female passenger was a co-driver, Powers said. Their identities were not released.

The truck caught fire about 75 yards east of the northbound lanes. Realizing that the truck and tanker could explode, another trooper held back northbound traffic for a time. The truck exploded about 10 minutes after he arrived, Powers said at the scene.

"When it blew, it was a pretty good shock wave," he said. The force sent large sheets of metal back toward the highway.

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MAJOR FUEL SPILL KILLING FISH (West Virginia)

November 13, 2012 Berkeley Springs, West Virginia USA

Environmental groups say fish and wildlife have already been adversely impacted by a fuel spill in Berkeley Springs Monday night.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department says a tanker truck crew was filling the tanks at a Sheetz Convenience Store when at least 350 gallons spilled into Warm Springs Run.

It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Route 9 and 522. The Berkeley Springs and Great Cacapon volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, as did Hancock, Md., volunteer firefighters and a Washington County, Md., hazmat team.

Morgan County Fire and Rescue says crews cleared out around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

A Sheetz spokesperson says their environmental team is on the scene trying to determine the extent of the spill. Sheetz says they will continue to work on the cleanup and make sure contaminated is abated.

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CHASE OF STOLEN TANKER TRUCK ENDS IN CRASH ON ROUTE 30 (Pennsylvania)

November 10, 2012 North York, Pennsylvania USA

Police in York County said they arrested a Canadian man after he stole a tractor-trailer and its gasoline tanker from a North York business and then led officers on a chase before crashing on Route 30.

Marc CJ Chartier, 40, of Manitoba, was charged early Friday with theft, receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, DUI and various traffic offenses, according to Northern York County Regional police.

The truck and attached tanker were stolen shortly before 1:30 a.m. from Edris Oil, at 1225 Columbia Avenue. The driver reported that he had just hooked up to the trailer and was returning from the office when he found the truck and trailer gone, police said.

About two minutes later, an officer spotted the truck traveling west on East 7th Avenue toward North George Street and tried to stop it, but Chartier turned north on North George Street and at one point drove straight at two other police cars in the southbound lanes, forcing the officers to veer out of the way of a head-on collision, police said.

Chartier then headed west on Route 30 and drove through red lights while blaring the truck's air horn at the intersections of Susquehanna Trail, Pennsylvania Ave, Fairlane Road, Roosevelt Avenue, and Kenneth Road, police said.

He eventually lost control and struck a guard rail at the ramp for Route 462 East, disabling the truck. He refused commands to get out of the truck and had to be removed, police saidead more.

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TANKER TRUCK CARRYING 8800 GALLONS OF GAS EXPLODES AFTER CRASH (TEXAS)

November 3, 2012 Houston Texas USA

A tanker truck carrying 8800 gallons of gasoline was burning Friday after a crash on the East Beltway northbound feeder road at US 90.

The 18-wheeler had just filled up and was carrying 8800 gallons of gasoline when the wreck happened at about 8:30 p.m.

Deputies said the truck driver was trying to make a U-turn from the southbound to the northbound feeder.  Witnesses said he was going about 30 to 35 miles an hour and flipped.  Immediately after it flipped to its side it burst into flames and multiple explosions rocked the area.

When the flames erupted the truck driver smashed out the windshield and leapt out of the tanker.  A witness who was waiting at a red light only a couple hundred feet away couldn’t believe his eyes.

"I hear a big bang, as I look up I see the tanker roll over and as soon as I looked up I saw it go in flames. I immediately got on the phone and called 911," said Orlando Amador. "I told dispatch I didn’t think the driver had made it out."

The tanker driver works for a company called Coastal Transport. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said he was headed to make a delivery at Tidwell and the Beltway.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Deputies said, aside from burn marks on both his arms, it looks like he’ll be OK.

"He’s very lucky. Something like that, something that blew up, you wouldn’t think he would come out alive. Today was his lucky day," Amador said.

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TANKER OVERTURNS, SPILLS THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF GAS (Texas)

November 20, 2012 Martins Mill East Texas USA

Firefighters spray foam in Texas

Firefighters spray foam in Texas

Portions of a road in Van Zandt County road remained closed through the night Monday as a precaution after a tanker truck overturned and leaked between 2,000 and 4,000 gallons of gasoline into the roadway and ditch.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Odie Phillips said the incident happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday on Farm-to-Market Road 1653, just north of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 858. 

Phillips said the Expressway transport tanker truck, driven by Calvin Maurice Childress, of Killeen, was headed from Waco to a gas station in Van. Childress, 37, was driving northbound, and took a left curve in the roadway too fast, Phillips said. His truck began to slide and overturned. 

The 8,500-gallon-capacity truck was full, and was punctured as it rolled off the roadway. Phillips said between 2,000 and 4,000 gallons leaked onto the ground.

"He said once it stopped rolling, he got out and started running," Phillips said.

Childress broke a finger and sustained minor bumps and bruises but was taken by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution, Phillips said. Attempts to determine which hospital he was taken to and his condition were unsuccessful Monday night.

Four volunteer fire departments, the Tyler Fire Department's hazardous material team and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality responded to help clean up the spill. The Texas Department of Transportation, DPS, Red Cross and the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office also responded.

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