Maryland HazMat Incident Sends Five to Hospital

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) – Five people were sent to the hospital after an apparent chemical reaction spill in Forestville on Wednesday.

A truck driver was delivering chlorine to a warehouse in the 8000 block of Penn Randall Place at approximately noon when the chlorine came in contact with an acid, according to Prince George’s County fire spokesperson Mark Brady.

PGFD PIO: Forestville HazMat Sends Five to Hospital, One Serious

A violent chemical reaction occurred and seriously injured the driver.  The driver suffered injuries to his leg and was taken to a burn center, says Brady.

Four employees from the place of business rushed to his aid, coming in contact with the chemicals. They were taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

First arriving firefighters were decontaminated at the scene.

Hazardous materials are now preparing to enter the business and start cleaning up the product.