Toxic release at chemical company affects workers there – and at nearby businesses
Dozens treated for coughing, nausea
A chemical spill at a Carson, California company last night caused eye, nose and throat irritation among dozens of employees.
News sources are reporting that a sulfuric acid spill around 9 p.m. at a chemical company affected approximately 70 people working there and at nearby businesses. Sixty of them were treated at the scene, while ten were transported to a hospital for treatment.
Hazmat and law enforcement officers responded to the scene. An investigation into the cause of the spill is underway.