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Chemical spill evacuates Schreiber Foods

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Source: CVDaily Feed
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LOGAN — Approximately 200 employees were evacuated from a part of Schreiber Foods after a cleaning chemical spilled Monday morning.

Logan City Fire Marshal Craig Humphreys said an employee called 911 around 8:30 a.m. to report the spill in a part of the plant, near 885 North 600 West.

When fire and Haz Mat crews arrived on the scene, they learned an employee had transferred a chemical from one tote container to another. For unknown reasons, pressure began to build in the tote, eventually causing it to burst. A fork lift and drop-down-door were damaged but none of the employees were injured.

Humphreys said crews worked as partners with Schreiber Foods facility Haz Mat team to respond to the spill. The chemical was contained within the facility.

There was an odor reported in the vicinity from the facilities ventilation system. There was no danger to residents or the community.

Humphreys said the chemical is used to sanitize and clean equipment and contained a mixture including hydrogen peroxide.

Employees were allowed back into the building after 45 minutes and production resumed in about 2 hours.

Humphreys said the exact cause of the spill is still under investigation.