Rolling Restaurant Roll-overs – Unique Hazard Considerations

HMN  Staff

Video Source: NBC KXAN

More and more food trucks are on the road and create a unique set of hazards for first responders beyond ordering the ‘Ultimate Burrito’.  In an accident there may be unrestrained victims in the rear with burn injuries from the ‘kitchen’ in addition to traumatic injuries.  Refrigerants and hot cooking oil are two unique possibilities but it is the propane which could cause an explosion.

Below is a video from Philadelphia of a food truck explosion:

Next time you are around a food truck look for the shut off valve.  Here is a video posted by Alexander Alvarez showing locations of shut off valves.  The location may not always be the same.

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