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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Carriage of dangerous goods by road

16.—(1) Any incident involving a road tanker or tank container used for the carriage of dangerous goods in which —

(a)the road tanker or vehicle carrying the tank container overturns (including turning onto its side);

(b)the tank carrying the dangerous goods is seriously damaged;

(c)there is an uncontrolled release or escape of the dangerous goods being carried; or

(d)there is a fire involving the dangerous goods being carried.

(2) Any incident involving a vehicle used for the carriage of dangerous goods, other than a vehicle to which sub-paragraph (1) applies, where there is—

(a)an uncontrolled release or escape of the dangerous goods being carried in such a quantity as to have the potential to cause the death of, or major injury to, any person; or

(b)a fire which involves the dangerous goods being carried.

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