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Acid Barrel Punctured; 23 Workers Slightly Injured

Associated Press

A forklift operator punctured a barrel of acid, creating fumes that caused minor injuries to 23 warehouse workers and three firefighters. About 11 gallons of cresylic acid spilled from the 15-gallon drum on Thursday. The odorless acid, used in plastics and disinfectants, is fatal if inhaled in large doses, officials said.


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