Last week, WGAL reported that a tractor trailer spilled 150 gallons of a hazardous chemical on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lancaster County. The spill happened in the westbound lanes in Brecknock Township.
The chemical that was spilled was ethanolamine, a toxic, flammable, and corrosive liquid. Crews had to remove contaminated soil from the area. The right lane of the turnpike was closed for about six and a half hours for the cleanup. No evacuation was required because there are no homes in the area.
We were glad to hear that no one was injured or needed to be evacuated in the area due to this spill. In addition no waterways were affected by this toxic chemical. But the ramifications of this accident could have been catastrophic. If you are involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the big truck accident attorneys of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.