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Hazardous chemical leak sends 9 to hospital
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Firefighters evacuated about 60 people from DWC laundry, located in the 1100 block of E. Washington Boulevard, after a 55-gallon drum containing a strong irritant-sodium hydrosulfite sprung a leak. The chemical, a reducing agent, is used in the treatment of textiles. Nine employees complaining of skin and eye irritation were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure.
Los Angeles Fire Department brought in a helicopter to the scene of spilled toxic chemicals, in case an emergency evacuation might be called of those injured. Photograph dated April 27, 1988.
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 34 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Hazardous substances--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous--California--Los Angeles
Buildings--Evacuation--California--Los Angeles
Hazardous substances--California--Los Angeles
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Industrial facilities--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Washington Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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