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Enormous Machinery Moving Through Tulsa Area Saturday

Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Oct 17, 2014 in General News

Residents of the Tulsa area from Broken Arrow to Bixby may find their ability to travel interrupted on Saturday by what may be the largest load ever moved through Oklahoma.

The Northwest Logistics Heavy Haul Company will be moving a demethanizer across Oklahoma and Colorado beginning Saturday morning at 7 a.m.

The demethanizer is used in the making of ethanol and propane. The device, which looks like an enormous steel cylinder, will be hauled on a rig which is 427 feet long and weighs over a million pounds. Four trucks are necessary to both pull the truck and push the rig hauling the demethanizer.

The trip from Oklahoma to Colorado will take approximately 14 days, barring any inclement weather. The demethanizer will move along two- and four-lane highways, and will cause some Tulsa-area roads to be shut down temporarily.

Ten to fifteen workers will escort the demethanizer to its final destination in Colorado, where it will be inverted and installed vertically at a gas processing plant in Fort Lupton, Colorado. The trip through the Tulsa area will take about eight hours.

If you are concerned that the move will interrupt your travel plans, or if you would just like to see the enormous haul in action, a map of the demethanizers travel route can be found here.

Jobs like this, while fascinating, can also be extraordinarily dangerous. The utmost care will be taken to ensure that the demethanizer and its escorts arrive safely, but sometimes accidents happen. If you or your loved one was injured after an accident with a large truck or heavy transportation equipment, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Call 800.304.9246 to speak with the experienced Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm today.


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