Leadership

Propane Disaster Averted in Bellmawr, N. J.

Issue 6 and Volume 116.

Propane Disaster Averted in Bellmawr, N. J. —Photo by Bob Bartosr CONTINUOUS USE of water fog probably averted a disaster that could have leveled a five-block area when a tank truck loaded with propane gas turned over in Bellmawr, N. J., on November 30, shortly before noon. The accident occurred as the truck carrying 6,000 gallons of the LP gas was exiting from the East-West Freeway (Interstate Route 295) onto the Black Horse Pike. The driver, Robert Corcoran, who was unhurt, swerved to avoid a car and the tractor and tank flipped on its side. Bellmawr Chief of Police Edward Garrity was first on the scene with a police car and ambulance. Realizing the gravity of the situation he summoned the Bellmawr Fire Department and Rescue Squad under the command of Chief Daniel Sullivan. Arriving units stretched two fog lines immediately to spray the escaping gas, and Chief Sullivan sent…

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