Firefighters righted a semi-trailer, carrying chemicals, after it overturned near Cobar on Wednesday, 15 June.
The incident happened on the Barrier Highway, about 85 kilometres west of Cobar at around 1pm. A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Hazardous Materials crew and Rural Fire Service units established that the B-double’s driver had escaped injury but were concerned about the stability of the truck’s load of phosphorous acid, used to make fertiliser. In a five-hour operation, fire crews righted the truck and secured the load as they mopped up a minor diesel spill at the scene.
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