Press Release

 

Fillmore - Chemical Spill on First Street - Haz-Mat Incident
8/29/2013 7:20:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Chemical Spill

Report Number:

13-19341

Location:

500 Block First St. Fillmore, Ca. 93015

Date & Time:

August  29, 2013  @ 11:55 A.M.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Fire Department  /  Fillmore Police Department

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City of Residence

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Narrative:

On August 29, 2013 at about 11:55 A.M., the Fillmore Fire Department and the Fillmore Police Department were dispatched to a report of a spill of Hydrochloric Acid in the 500 Block of First St.

 

The incident unfolded when a private company was delivering the chemical to the city swimming pool. The pallet jack used by the company employee to transport the chemical from the delivery truck to the swimming pool, malfunctioned. The chemical spilled on the ground. The private company was able to contain approximately 150 ' 180 gallons. It's estimated that another 100 gallons flowed into the storm drain. At the time of this release, a specialized chemical clean-up crew was responding to assist with the clean-up.

 

 Fillmore High School is located near the spill and was secured for a short period of time. No students or faculty were injured. The company worker and a City of Fillmore worker sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Detective Taurino Almazan

 

Media Release Date:

August 29, 2013

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Anthony Aguirre

 

Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas