Spill – Fuel Fountain At Hydrant Pit

Spill – Fuel Fountain At Hydrant Pit
170-2020
  • Contributing Factors: Equipment Failure, Human Factors, Lack of Communication, Lack of knowledge, Procedures
  • Categories: Spill
  • Tags: Still Live
  • Publication Date: 15th March 2020

Pit Coupler hit by a baggage tractor, but did not break away cleanly. Resulted in large and potentially very dangerous hydrant spill/fountain that had to be stopped by ESB.

Spill

hydrant

knock-off coupling

baggage tractor

third party

poor communication

high potential near miss.