FORESTVILLE, MD. – Five people were sent to the hospital after an apparent chemical reaction spill in Forestville on Wednesday.
A truck driver was delivering chlorine to a warehouse in the 8000 block of Penn Randall Place at approximately noon when the chlorine came in contact with an acid, according to Prince George’s County fire spokesperson Mark Brady.
A violent chemical reaction occurred and seriously injured the driver. The driver suffered injuries to his leg and was taken to a burn center, says Brady.
Four employees from the place of business rushed to his aid, coming in contact with the chemicals. They were taken to a hospital for an evaluation.
First arriving firefighters were decontaminated at the scene.
Hazmat crews are now preparing to enter the business and start cleaning up the product.