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The Dangers of Tanker Truck Accidents
Date: August 2, 2021
Posted In: DLP Law

The Dangers of Tanker Truck Accidents

The process of hydraulic fracking requires copious amounts of water. Because of this, water trucks are used to transport water to fracking grounds. However, water trucks can be dangerous for operating drivers as well as other drivers on the road. Operating drivers can be subjected to several types of injuries. According to currysupplyco.com, some common water truck injuries include tripping, falling, broken bones, back injuries, and strains, especially when drivers climb the water tank or stumble over equipment. In addition, water truck vehicles lessen the amount of dust. However, these trucks can generate puddles of mud which can pose slipping dangers.

Also, water trucks can hold thousands of gallons of water. As a result, it is so important that operating drivers maintain water loading guidelines, so that they can safely control their vehicles and reduce the risk of hitting other drivers.

Water Truck Precautions

Water truck drivers should follow all safety precautions in order to ensure the highest level of safety for themselves and other drivers. There are multiple safety measures that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of accidents and vehicle complications. Currysupplyco.com recommends water truck drivers “to avoid oversaturating the ground, to adjust the water truck speed when accelerating/decelerating and to warm up the truck before use.” Additionally, water truck drivers should be aware of their surroundings and especially pay attention to the equipment around them.

Contact an Experienced Water Truck Injury Lawyer

Our lawyers at DLP believe that all drivers should maintain proper safety precautions on the job as well as on the road. If you or a loved one has suffered a water truck injury, please reach out to our seasoned trial team at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. Remember: Injury? Call DLP (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.     

Works Cited

“Water Truck Safety Tips.” Curry Supply Co, 2021, https://www.currysupply.com/how-operate-water-truck-safely-hazards/.

Allison, E. and Mandler, B. “Water in the Oil and Gas Industry.” American Geosciences Institute, 1 June 2018, https://www.americangeosciences.org/geoscience-currents/water-oil-and-gas-industry.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP