Fatal ammonia release at CF terminal kills driver

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  1. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Fatal ammonia release at CF terminal kills driver

     
  2. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A noise - a bang! - a deadly cloud

     
  3. moon light

    moon light Bobtail Member

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    there was an incident in south carolina were a driver died in his sleeper when a train accident leaked ammonia into the air while he was sleep.
     
  4. Truck Driver

    Truck Driver Medium Load Member

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    That NH3 will make you hysterical. When that stuff hits you got to get your clothes off and jump in the wash tub or you could die a painfull death. I often go to places like Calamco and Agrium and they use it to make fertilizers like UAN32 and CAN17. I once saw a few guys running from a railcar they were unloading and I shut off my pump and ran like hell with them not quite knowing what I was running from. Luckily nothing happend and everybody got back to work but it was a pretty wierd thing to have happen on the second load I had ever done.
     
  5. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

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    Call me stupid, but what does this stuff do to a person and why do you need to take off your clothes???
     
  6. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    Basically a chemical, perpetual burn...through the skin....nasty very nasty!
     
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