On April 30, 2021, Team Pro-Tow got an emergency dispatch for a collision involving an F-350 pickup truck in the ditch. The accident was southbound on Highway 169 near Maple Valley, WA. We brought a Class E flatbed truck to the scene with little information. However, upon arrival, we saw that the truck’s left front tire was ripped completely off, and the truck was leaking oil on the ground.
Team Pro-Enviro came for oil spill response in Maple Valley. We also needed a B Class Wrecker and operator on the scene for this accident recovery.
Towing Away the Truck
First, our team created a recovery plan. Then, team Pro-Tow performed the recovery parallel to the damaged truck away from the roadway to maximize safety and minimize damage to the casualty, equipment and impact to traffic.
We rigged a medium-duty rim sling to the tow hitch of the pickup truck from a high line. Another rim sling went on the right rear wheel of the truck, attached to the winch line of the recovery vehicle. We carefully winched the truck out of the ditch and rerigged it to get it entirely to the gravel area. Fortunately, we did this without further fuel or oil spilling.
After we got the truck on the flatbed for transport, it was time for Team-Pro Tow to get to work with the oil spill cleanup.
Thorough Oil Spill Response in Maple Valley
Team Pro-Enviro cleaned up all the surrounding debris at the scene. The oil spill cleanup efforts included:
- Irrigating the soil.
- Removing affected soil with an evacuation vac trailer.
- Taking soil samples from the impacted area.
The Department of Transportation requested an additional oil spill cleanup on the opposite side of the road. Unfortunately, as we were cleaning, a second accident occurred in the area. Upon request, we completed our efforts and left the scene.
Wrapping Up the Job
Every fuel or oil spill response in Maple Valley is completed by cleaning and reconditioning all response vehicles and equipment. Then, we send the soil sample to the lab and complete all necessary paperwork. If there’s an accident and fuel or oil is spilled, count on Team Pro-Enviro for effective spill recovery!