Incident at Quality Carriers leaves one dead, one air-lifted

Updated February 7, 2014, 3:50 p.m.

Shortly after noon on Friday, February 7, authorities were called to Quality Carriers on Highway 95 in Calvert City, near the industrial complexes for two men who were unconscious.  Quality Carriers is a bulk transportation company that transports a variety of substances in tanker trucks.

According to Chief David Elliott with the Calvert City Police Department one man is dead and one has been airlifted to an Evansville Hospital after they became unconscious after cleaning a tanker truck at that location. Details as to the exact course of events leading up to the incident is still being investigated but it appears that one man was cleaning in the tanker truck and lost consciousness. A second man went in to help and also became unconscious.

Because of the location of the facility, the PHI Air Medical helicopter landed in the parking lot at Calvert City Elementary School to pick up the rescued man from a waiting ambulance. The man rescued from the tanker was reportedly conscious and talking when transferred to the helicopter which was on route to an Evansville hospital. The second man was pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall County Coroner Mitchell Lee. No names are being released at this time pending further investigation and notification.

Assisting at the scene was Calvert City Police Department, Calvert City Fire Department, Gilbertsville Fire Department, and CMAT. As more details are released we will update this story.



One air-lifted after incident at Quality Carriers in Calvert City

(Filed February 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m.) There has been an incident at Quality Carriers in Calvert City. At this time we do not have any details. We do know that at least one person has been airlifted after being transported to Calvert City Elementary School parking lot where the helicopter was able to safely land. We will update this story as more information becomes available. Please follow The Lake News on Facebook for later updates.