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43 taken to hospitals after chemical leak at Woodland cannery

Last week, a chemical leak occurred at the Pacific Coast Producers cannery in Woodland.  43 employees were taken to Sacramento-area hospitals after being affected by the chemical.

Investigators found that chlorine dioxide, a gas used for processing tomatoes at the plant, was released into the workplace because an injection system became overloaded.  As a result, the chemical was released as “off-gassing.”

Between 800 and 1,000 employees were evacuated from the plant.  2 of the workers suffered inhalation distress and were listed as being in serious condition upon arriving at the hospital.

Contact the San Diego workplace injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 today, if you or someone you love has been injured or become ill as the result of unsafe or unhealthy working conditions.

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