13 Hurt After Vessel Leaks Flammable Liquid Into Port Of Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com)  — Authorities say 13 people were injured, including a firefighter, following a chemical spill into the Port of Long Beach.

Brian Fisk, a public information officer with the Long Beach Fire Department, said a large shipping vessel containing a 6,000 gallon container, was leaking flammable liquid.

No fire was reported.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. It was wrapping up by 5 p.m.

Fisk said the firefighter sustained minor injuries unrelated to the spill, but was transported to the hospital, along with one other person.

Of the injured, 10 others were treated on-site.

Desmond Shaw in Sky 2 reported the material was propyl acetate often found in fragrances and some food substances.

 

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