Henrietta, NY (March 11, 2019) – Two people were critically injured among a total of five people who were hurt following a chemical spill that occurred on Monday morning, March 11th. The incident reported as a Level 1 hazmat situation, was stated to have occurred around 9:30 a.m. at a building located on Jefferson Road, in the vicinity of North Winton Road.
At the time of the spill, there were less than 100 people in the building and each was able to make it out before emergency responders arrived. Firefighters, paramedics, and police arrived at the scene after a chemical known as MDI spilled from a tank for unknown reasons. Schlegel Systems originally owned the building, which has been bought by Amesbury Truth, and the spill was reported to have happened during a relocation operation.
Authorities stated that the injured workers were harmed by the vapors that were let out following the incident. Two people are in critical condition as the others suffered minor injuries.
Exposure to toxic substances in New York can cause terribly serious, if not fatal issues that often go overlooked by many. Our deepest sympathies are extended to all five victims as we sincerely hope for their full recoveries. Chemical spills in New York occur more frequently than many may think, and it is important to understand that, as the victim of a personal injury, particularly a workplace injury, you may likely have significant rights at this time.
Our compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose are here to fight for the compensation you deserve and to answer any questions you may have. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries from exposure to a toxic substance, which happened for reasons beyond the victims’ control, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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