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Chemical Plant Leak Sends Workers To Hospital

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 4:53am

DOVER, Ohio (AP) — A leak of vapor at a chemical plant in eastern Ohio has sent three workers to the hospital and led authorities to restrict traffic in the area.

Fire Chief Russ Volkert in Dover tells The Times-Reporter (http://bit.ly/rPetmk ) the public was never in danger from Thursday evening's incident at Dover Chemical Corp. He says the leak was contained quickly and an evacuation was never ordered.

Firefighters were called around 6:30 p.m. by a motorist in the area who reported an odor burning his eyes and making him cough.

Dover Chemical Executive Vice President Tom Freeman says the workers who received medical treatment are OK. He said in a statement that a "chlorinated paraffin solution" was released and says the company is trying to determine why, so it won't happen again.

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