Police, firefighters and paramedics called to oil tanker accident

Fatality at oil service depot at Forfar's Orcharbank Industrial Estate

Pic Paul Reid
Fatality at oil service depot at Forfar's Orcharbank Industrial Estate Pic Paul Reid

Police, firefighters and paramedics have been called to an accident in an Angus town.

Restrictions are in place on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road following the incident involving an oil tanker in Forfar, which took place at 10.30am.

Emergency services are in attendance at the town’s Orchardbank Business Park, which has been described as an industrial accident.

Southbound A90 traffic was affected as a result of the incident but as of 2pm had returned to usual levels.

There are reports of at least one casualty involved.

A police spokesman confirmed they are in attendance.

A fire and rescue spokeswoman said they are “assisting the ambulance service”.

Two appliances, one from Forfar and another from Dundee’s Macalpine Road, were called to the scene.

She added: “The incident involves an oil tanker. We currently have two appliances at the scene along with heavy lifting equipment.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 10.25am to attend an incident at Orchardbank Industrial Estate, Forfar.

“We dispatched an ambulance crew, our special operations response team and an air ambulance to the scene.”

More to follow.

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