The Case Of The Recurring Truck Accident

You are living in UK. It is Monday, 2 January 1950. You are reading the daily newspaper.

Your eyes catch the front page news item.

The news item is about a crash of an army truck which was carrying some chemical. 3 army men in that truck suffered severe burns and are now being treated in a govt. hospital.

The place of the crash is Salisbury, which happens to also have a chemical weapons research facility nearby. The research there is aimed at providing UK with the means to arm itself with nerve-gas capability and to develop specific means to defend against attacks from Eastern bloc countries (Soviet Union, etc.).

As you are reading the news item, you recall that you have seen news about similar accidents in the past as well.

Can you answer the case question based on the information provided above?