Tractor-trailer bed buckles causing collapse in Meriden, no hazardous materials spilled

Tractor-trailer bed buckles causing collapse in Meriden, no hazardous materials spilled



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MERIDEN — The bed of a trailer carrying containers with battery acid-like corrosive and combustible liquids buckled, causing the whole trailer to collapse, but no hazardous materials were spilled, officials said.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday, when a tractor-trailer truck driver was attempting to back into a facility located near the intersection of Gracey Avenue and East Woodland Street. 

Fire Chief Ken Morgan said the department’s hazmat team responded to the scene because there were hazardous materials involved, but no clean up was needed. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was also notified of the incident. 

Officials are not sure what caused the trailer bed to collapse. Police cruisers blocked off Gracey Avenue while firefighters and a towing company were on scene.

Morgan said the truck driver, whom police did not identify, was cooperative with first responders at the scene.

Officials reported no injuries in the incident.

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