12 Injured From Chemical Spill At Port Of Long Beach
11 dock workers and a fire fighter were injured after an unknown chemical spilled into the Port of Long Beach Sunday morning. A 6,000 gallon container located on a docked ship started leaking a flammable liquid at the port, according to the Long Beach Fire Department. 11 were treated and released and one worker and the firefighter were transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the Fire Department. The leaking container was removed from a docked ship and a 1,000 foot boom perimeter has been established as a precautionary measure to protect the environment.
The Long Beach Fire Department received a 911 call when an engine company noticed the spill at Pier G, according to the L.A. Times. A haz mat unit, search-and-rescue team, and paramedics were all dispatched. No fire was reported.
The cause of the leak was not known, according to ABC.