On November 9, 2018, a semi-truck accident occurred in Tukwila, WA, which involved a trapped driver and a fully loaded shipping container. Both Team Pro-Tow and Team Pro-Enviro responded to the call for this incident.
Pro-Tow Clears the Scene for Spill Recovery
Team Pro-Tow brought the necessary equipment for the job, including heavy-duty rigging to righten the shipping container. The total estimated weight of the container was between 80,000 and 90,000 lbs. After a scene inspection, they put together a recovery plan.
Working with Washington State Police, Fire Service, and Washington State Department of Transportation, we got the driver out and recovered the container. All lanes were promptly open to traffic. Once Team Pro-Tow handled the recovery, Team Pro-Enviro stepped in to handle the hazardous spill recovery.
Spill Cleanup Begins
Sometimes in cases involving a vehicle accident, the fuel tank becomes damaged and causes a spill. Emergency response agencies often rely on Team Pro-Enviro for professional spill cleanup when a hazardous spill involving fuel or oil occurs.
We brought in a Bobcat to clear away the debris for this incident. Once we cleared the debris, we placed absorbents for the spill, then removed and disposed of the absorbents. Our team quickly and efficiently cleared the roads and ensured no traces were left behind. Throughout spill recovery is always critical to limit any environmental damage.
Protecting the Environment
Spills that get into storm drains or contaminate the soil risk spreading and causing damage or illness to wildlife and people. So, we always work quickly, pay careful attention to detail, and ensure the spill recovery is performed to official requirements every time. Only once the roads are clear, all materials are cleaned up and disposed of, and we test the soil does our team call the all-clear.
After this incident, we returned all equipment to the storage yard and reconditioned and returned them to their original location. We then filled out the paperwork and closed this spill cleanup call in Tukwila.
Remember, Pro-Tow is available for emergency accident recovery and towing services 24-hours a day. In addition, Pro-Enviro is also ready to perform professional spill recovery and cleanup when required.
If there’s an accident that requires spill recovery, you know who to call!
For more information on Pro-Enviro’s spill response services and to see photos of us in action, check out the other stories on our recovery blog.