Tanker Passing Attempt Likely Cause of Deadly Chemical Crash in Illinois, Officials Say

Rockford, Illinois – A fatal crash involving a tanker carrying hazardous chemicals in Rockford, Illinois may have been caused by an attempt to pass another vehicle, according to a local official. The incident, which resulted in a fire and the release of dangerous fumes, took place on Monday morning along a busy highway in the city. The tanker was reportedly transporting a mixture of chemicals, including sulfuric acid and ammonium hydroxide. The crash resulted in …

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Tanker Rollover in Illinois: Fatal Collision Prompts NTSB Investigation

TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has initiated an investigation into a fatal collision that resulted in a cargo tank carrying 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia overturning in Illinois. The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 40 near Teutopolis, causing multiple fatalities and prompting the evacuation of 500 people due to leakages from the cargo tank. According to NTSB board member Tom Chapman, the accident was triggered when a semi-truck driver veered to …

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Illinois Tanker Truck Crash Spills Anhydrous Ammonia, Kills Five

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A tragic tanker truck crash in central Illinois claimed the lives of five people in a small community approximately 110 miles northeast of St. Louis. According to a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the accident may have been initiated by another vehicle attempting to pass the chemical-laden truck. The tanker truck was transporting caustic anhydrous ammonia when it jackknifed on Friday night and collided with a utility trailer parked just …

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Illegal Bunkering Tanker Explosion Leaves Multiple Victims Burnt Beyond Recognition in Imo State Forest

IMO STATE, NIGERIA – A tragic explosion in the forest of Obitti, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State has resulted in multiple fatalities, with many individuals reportedly burnt beyond recognition. The incident, suspected to be linked to oil bunkering, took place at the Ndorama Pipeline in the Obitti Rubber Estate. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred when vandals attempted to tap and siphon oil from the pipeline using a tanker concealed within the forest. …

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Explosive Trial Surrounding Ottawa Tanker Explosion to Begin in March

OTTAWA, Canada – Two years after the devastating explosion at Eastway Tank, Pump and Meter in Ottawa, the upcoming trial looms over the second anniversary of the tragic event. The explosion that occurred on January 13, 2022 took the lives of six workers at the south Ottawa tanker manufacturer. Among those who perished in the blast were Rick Bastien, Etienne Mabiala, Danny Beale, Kayla Ferguson, Russell McLellan, and Matt Kearney, who passed away in the …

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