Manhattan: Truck Spills 200 Gallons of Oil Onto 7th Ave in Midtown

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A truck spilled around 200 gallons of heating oil onto Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on Tuesday. Trains bypassed the 34th Street subway station, it was reported.

The oil spewed onto the pavement at 485 Seventh Ave., near West 37th Street, a spokesperson with the FDNY told DNAInfo.com.

“A fuel truck was unloading #6 fuel, which is a very heavy fuel oil. The line became disconnected and spilled approximately 200 gallons of heavy fuel,” said battalion chief David Sims.

HAZMAT crews were deployed to clean up the spill.

NBC New York reported that the oil was dripping into the subway station below the street. The station reported that only 50 gallons of oil spilled.

The driver of the Marathon Energy truck was taken to the hospital after he was contaminated with oil.

Three other people were also splashed with oil, NBC reported.

 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.