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2 workers exposed to ammonia at plant

by AP posted Apr 26 2012 2:28PM


HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) - An ammonia leak at a plant in Hopewell has sent two workers to a hospital.


Hopewell city spokesman Herbert Bragg says the leak occurred inside a tank at the Lindie Corp. plant.


Media outlets report that nearby schools suspended outdoor activities as a precaution after the leak occurred Thursday morning.


Firefighters say the employees were exposed to ammonia that they thought had been purged from a pipe. They were taken to a local hospital for observation.


The leak has been contained. Firefighters say there wasn't any risk to the public.


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Topics : Labor
Location : HopewellVirginia
People : Herbert Bragg
04/26/2012 2:28PM
2 workers exposed to ammonia at plant
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