One man was killed today in Bridgeport, Texas today. The accident happened at Bridgeport Tank Trucks, about 55 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
The accident happened as a man was using a blowtorch at the back of a tanker truck, according to Amber Fogelman, a spokeswoman with the City of Bridgeport. The 49 year old man was thrown backwards and pronounced dead at the scene.
A fire broke out and was quickly extinguished. There were no other injuries.
Bridgeport Tank Trucks describes its business as “a leading independent provider of fluid transport and disposal services for oilfield production” in the Barnett Shale.
Alfred James reporting
(Acknowledgement and Apology) I wish to apologize to Cool Transports in Montebello, California. The picture originally used in the ‘breaking new’ was apparently from a 2011 incident. It was not meant to depict or infer that Cool Transports was involved in any type of tanker incident on Wednesday, 7/24/2013. I did not know this was their photograph, I believed it had come from a fire department photo.