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13 injured in hazardous materials leak at California dock

AP  |  Long Beach (US) 

Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port of Long Beach.

City Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said a 6,000- gallon container on the Harbour Bridge ship began leaking the liquid yesterday morning.


The Coast Guard identified the liquid as propyl acetate, primarily used as a solvent. It's unclear how much spilled or what caused the leak.

Fisk says the leak was contained and a 1,000-foot perimeter was established as a precaution.

Eleven dock workers were treated for minor injuries at the scene while one was taken to a hospital with mild injuries.

A firefighter was injured in a fall at the scene. Local and federal officials are investigating the spill and monitoring cleanup efforts.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 05:57 IST
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