2 people treated after fuel spill outside University Hospital, concerns over storm drain contamination
Jun 21, 2019, 6:11 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Hazmat crews rerouted traffic to the University Medical Center’s emergency room this afternoon. This happened after 25 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a tanker.
That tanker was there to refill reservoirs that hold fuel for the hospital’s helicopters. The spill happened when the fuel was being moved from the tanker to the hospital.
The Salt Lake City Fire Department says they’re not sure how the fuel spilled.
Fire Division Chief Ryan Mellor says two people got some fuel spilled on them. Those two people are now in good condition and cleaned up.
Crews are worried about fuel spilling into the city’s water system. They determined around 5:45 this evening that there was no fuel in the city water system.
Today’s Top Stories
- Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office being sued after former cadet reports abuse
- Provo Police looking for information about two cars in deadly hit-and-run
- UDOT wants public comments for proposed Orem expansion
- Vivint Smart Home acquired for $2.8 billion by NRG Energy
- Snow expected to impact Wednesday evening commute
- Woman charged in February fatal car crash in West Valley City
- Increased shoplifting puts pressure on retailers and raises prices
- Tax increase in Salt Lake County for the library system
- Three toys recalled in U.S. for excessive lead paint
- New VA food pantry aims to curb food insecurity among veterans