Tullahoma Fire Department, Public Works and Coffee County EMA contain a diesel spill on Monday, March 16. The TFD was able to contain the spill until an environmental firm arrived to finish clean up. Public Works assisted with back hoe and sand… Photo provided
According to Coffee County Emergency Management Agency Director Allen Lendley, around noon Monday a semi-truck was backing into U.S. Display on South Washington in Tullahoma. The truck got off in the grass into the soft ground. The truck’s fuel tank struck a curb and punched about a three inch hole in the fuel tank, causing about 50 gallons of fuel to spill.
Tullahoma Fire Department quickly responded to the call and started the process of containing the spillage. Fire Chief Richard Shasteen said they used sand to help contain the spill to the area.
A hazardous materials company, Evergreen AES, from Murfreesboro was called to the plant to clean up the spill.
There were no injuries reported from the accident.