At 959, the Beverly Fire Department responded for a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of McKay and Glidden St’s. Upon arrival, the Officer in Charge found an 10 wheel truck carrying a 30 yard dumpster down an embankment and into the wall of Bulding 950 of the Cummings Center. The building is largely a parking structure with some occupied commercial businesses in the front. The location where the impact occurred was strictly vehicle parking.
A police officer was tending to the operator still trapped in the vehicle cab but the fuel tank on the driver’s side of the truck had been breached and fuel was pouring from the tank. While crews from Truck 1 worked with the Jaws of Life to free the driver, crews from Engine 5 stretched a hoseline to protect the trapped victim and firefighters operating on the scene. An addition Engine was called to the scene to assist in the evacuation of the commercial occupancies and to assist firefighters controlling the hazardous materials leaking from the truck.
With the driver removed and transported to the hospital by Northeast Regional Ambulance, crews continued to assess the vehicle and ensure workers safety as they were draining remaining fuel and hydraulic fluid from the truck. With all the fluids removed, the truck was released to Phil’s Towing for removal from the site. Structural Engineers assessed the building and found no significant damage. An environmental cleanup company ( ENPRO) also responded to remove released fuel from the scene.
The Beverly Fire Department was clear of the scene at 1504
The Beverly Fire Department invites you to its annual Open House on Saturday, October 13! Between the hours of 11am and 2pm, firefighters will be on hand to answer your questions and show you fire trucks, an ambulance and a Dive Rescue truck. Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided and there will be demonstrations with the Jaws of Life and Fire Extinguishers.