Chemical Leak Sends Worker to Hospital

Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 05:09 PM gHale

A chemical leak at the Port Neches Huntsman facility Thursday resulted in one worker suffering injuries and going to the hospital, officials said.

The leak occurred at 11:30 a.m. in the shipping and receiving area of the Huntsman plant, said Huntsman spokewoman Anne Knisely.

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The Port Neches, TX, Fire Department responded to the scene, but an on-site crew was able to contain the leak in one hour, Knisely said.

The employee ended up treated at the plant and then emergency personnel took him to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution. His injuries are not life threatening.

Huntsman notified all necessary agencies of the leak including the Texas Commission on Environment Quality, Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

There was no off-site impact and the community was never in any danger, Knisely said.

Huntsman has begun an investigation to find out what caused the leak.

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