Two men died and four firefighters suffered heat injuries in an Avondale hazmat accident on Sunday August 29, 2021. The accident took place at Danny’s Truck Wash at 925 N 101st Ave, Avondale, AZ. The two men were trapped in the vault of a semi-truck, where they were exposed to hazardous chemicals. Firefighters donned hazmat suits and were able to extract the bodies of the victims from the vault.
Four of the fighters at the Avondale hazmat accident suffered heat illness due to the extreme temperature, length of the operation, and limited breathability of the hazmat suits. They went to a local hospital for treatment after the operation was completed.
Although the truck vault was empty by the time the operation was completed, Avondale Deputy Fire Chief Ben Avitia claimed, “This was not a hazardous spill or release and the public was not in any danger.”
Trucks Transporting Chemicals Are Especially Dangerous
Truck accidents are particularly dangerous, due to the size and weight of the vehicles. When a truck is carrying hazardous materials, like the one in the Avondale hazmat accident, the danger is multiplied. Chemicals can result in burn injuries, internal damage from inhalation, and even wrongful death. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a truck accident involving hazardous chemicals then contact Lerner and Rowe immediately.
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