HazMat Crews Respond to Chemical Leak


COLUMBUS, OH — Columbus Hazmat crews are investigating a chemical leak at a Franklinton area business.

Hazmat crews were sent to GFS Chemicals at 851 McKinley Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday after a worker reported that a cleaning chemical was leaking from a tank.

According to firefighters, the chemical is a bleach product and the leak was contained to the building.

McKinley Avenue was closed for a short time near Souder Avenue.

An employee of the business was taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital with unspecified injuries. His condition was listed as stable.