Cement Truck Rollover in Rural Kelso
Kelso, WA- Just after 10:30 am, today Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR) responded to the Rose Valley area for a reported rollover cement truck with possible injuries
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue crews arrived to find a fully loaded cement truck on its top off of the roadway in a creek drainage.
A C2FR Paramedic evaluated the truck driver and transported him with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital. C2FR Firefighters found diesel and hydraulic fluid leaking from the overturned truck into the creek. Crews utilized booms, absorbent pads to prevent further contamination in the waterway. Remaining leaks from the truck were contained by firefighters with catch basins.
Witnesses’ state truck driver was backing down the driveway when the rear tires slid off roadway and vehicle rolled. They state the driver was able to self-extricate prior to 911 being called.
C2FR responded with 1- fire engine, 1- ALS ambulance and Chief Officer. C2FR units turned over the scene to Cowlitz County Sherriff Deputies after initial spill containment and just prior to 11:45 am
Multiple cement company safety, mechanic and representatives responded rapidly along with WA DOE and will be remain for an extended period of time as the vehicle will need to be removed and spill cleanup completed.
LT. Dan W. Cothren, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue ... See MoreSee Less
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in the area of Mt. Brynion Rd & Fouch Rd. today. There will be an odor of natural gas, however there will not be a danger and we are aware of the situation. There is no need to call 911 for this situation.
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