February 6, 2020
Approximate time: 1151
Weather Conditions: Rain
Contacted to respond to Route 272 and Spruce Grove Road in Little Britain Township for a tanker that was overturned
and leaking. We were advised that the trailer was loaded with corn syrup.
Based upon the information we were given, we dispatched trucks R5, R6, and T11 to the scene. Additionally, we
contacted Null’s Recovery & Site Restoration to respond to the scene.
Upon arrival, we requested that Null’s Recovery & Site Restoration set-up addition cones to supplement what the fire
department already had set-up and work to contain the spill.
R5 and R6 were set-up at each end of the trailer. Rigging was placed under the trailer in order to lift it. Rigging was
also placed on the top side of the trailer. The trailer was lifted in mid air and rotated back onto the roadway. Once over
top of the roadway, the trailer was rotated in mid air back to an upright position. Once the trailer was upright, it was
set back onto it’s wheels and landing gear. All of the rigging was removed and placed into NR&SR’s incident response
unit to be transported from the scene to our facility to be cleaned, inspected, and put back into its respective truck.
Our tractor hooked to the trailer and towed it to a nearby parking lot so that the load could be transferred to a
replacement trailer that was onsite.
Once the trailer was off-loaded, our tractor unhooked from the damaged trailer and a replacement tractor supplied by
the customer hooked to the trailer to transport it back to their facility.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ROBERT FULTON FIRE COMPANY FOR ALL OF
THEIR HELP ON SCENE. AS ALWAYS, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!