No injuries after a chemical spill in Ferryland

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FERRYLAND, N.L. — Police are investigating the cause of a chemical spill in Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday.

RCMP in Ferryland say a 37-year-old man from Conception Bay South was delivering a shipment to a local grocery store when he noticed a strange smell.

They say the man’s clothes and skin were contaminated with sodium hypochlorite, a concentrated form of bleach, when he went to investigate the smell.

Police say he wasn’t hurt and managed to decontaminate himself.

The chemical was en route to a water treatment facility in the town.

Geographic location: Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • carogers
    August 13, 2012 - 07:47

    Why is a delivery for grocery store onboard the same delivery truck as a hazardous material substance. What does the Transportation of dangerous goods act have to say on that? How did the worker get covered sodium hypochlorite? This is an eye opener.