Volunteer Firemen from Livingston VFD at the south-bound side of US-59 in the rest area (Seven Oaks).
Little Rock Truck Driver Loses Some Toxic Waste, SEVEN OAKS, July 9, 2015 - Shortly before 7 pm on July 8, 2015, David Floyd, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was south-bound on US-59 and pulled into the rest area on the south-bound side in Seven Oaks. Floyd parked his rig, got out, and walked around to do a visual inspection. He noticed that the trailer portion of his rig was leaking. Floyd was hauling toxic waste. The liquid that was leaking from his truck was determined to be corrosive and a possibly hazardous if inhaled. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator, Larry Pitts, Troopers Darwon Evans, Donny Akers, and David Morris, and Polk County Sheriff's Deputies, Cody Hardy, and Sergeant David Ramsey. Three Firemen volunteered to get absorbent mulch spread on the area of the parking lot that had been leaked on. For precautionary reasons, the other firemen stayed back. A hazardous material clean up crew was summoned to clean up the mess. The haz mat crew and local law enforcement were on the scene until shortly after midnight until the mess was cleaned up. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident.
Three firemen from Livingston VFD spread absorbent mulch on the part of the rest area parking lot that was leaked on.
Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator, Larry Pitts (left) gets information from Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran.
Everyone kept a safe distance away from the toxic leak, including the truck driver, David Floyd (sitting in a patrol unit with Trooper David Morris).
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