Crews contain fuel spill near University of Utah Hospital

Firetruck. File photo: Gephardt Daily

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 24, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) —  Crews contained a fuel spill near the University of Utah Hospital Wednesday morning.

“Our emergency management team received word around 6:30 a.m. that there had been a fuel spill from our central plant, located to the southeast of the hospital,” said a statement released by U of U Health. “Hazmat crews, as well as Salt Lake City Fire Department, were immediately called to the scene.”

It was found that a total of 402 gallons of fuel had been spilled.  The scene was contained by 8 a.m.

“There was no impact to either operations or patient care,” the statement said.  No evacuations were required.

It was determined that the cause of the spill was a faulty valve.


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