SE: Surveillance video shows tanker spilling thousands of gallons of oil in Revere - Boston News, Weather, Sports | MCUTimes

SE: Surveillance video shows tanker spilling thousands of gallons of oil in Revere – Boston News, Weather, Sports

HONEST, LOTS. (WHDH) – A tanker with 10,000 liters of heating oil overturned while driving through a rotor in Revere early Wednesday morning, dumping oil on the street and triggering a massive emergency response.

Emergency crews who responded to a reported rollover at Brown Circle Rotary around 6 p.m. 4, found a Goguen Transportation truck resting on its side.

Surveillance video from the nearby Brothers Auto Body showed the truck trying to navigate the turn in the rotor before it overturned violently.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a pollution response team after approximately 7,500 gallons of oil spilled out of the truck on the roadway.

“Every room in the tank was punctured and almost the entire cargo was spilled,” a Massachusetts State Police spokesman said.

Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright says fuel ran into a waterway that is in the area and that the Coast Guard is working to mitigate its effects.

Firefighters could be seen spraying foam on the truck to push the vapors of the fuel down.

There were no reported injuries.

A preliminary investigation determined that the truck had a defect in its braking system at the time of the accident, according to state police. The truck has since been taken out of service to undergo repairs.

There was no information on whether charges will be filed in connection with the accident.

In a story earlier today, we mistakenly showed video of a PJ Murphy Transportation truck involved in an accident at the same Revere rotor in April 2020. That company was not involved in today’s accident. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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