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Worker suffers burns after explosion at Toronto chemical plant

Man put through decontamination station to remove chemical before being rushed to hospital

February 18, 2014  by The Canadian Press

TORONTO—An explosion at a Toronto chemical plant sent a worker to hospital with burns to his lower legs.

Toronto fire crews arrived on the scene Feb. 16 to find a man covered in a black substance after a 30-litre container exploded.

The worker was put through a decontamination station to remove the chemical before being rushed to hospital.

Fire crews were on the scene to ensure seven other employees at the east-end facility were safe, and a city transit bus was called in to give them shelter.

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The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been notified of the incident.


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