Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:28

UPDATED: Mass chemical exposure incident at Baileyville Mill Featured

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UPDATED: Mass chemical exposure incident at Baileyville Mill

BAILEYVILLE - Emergency response team activated at Calais Regional Hospital.

Around 15 mill workers have been exposed to a chemical incident at a Baileyville Mill. This included 16 contractors and two Woodland Pulp employees. They were exposed to CIO2 gas at the bleach plant. This incident occured during a planned maintenance outage.

 

At this time all patients are in stable condition and being treated at the emergency room of the hospital.

 

Patient care is not suspended at this time, but non-emergency issues my be diverted for care.

 

We are sending our news team to the region and will update as more is available.

 

OSHA has been notified as well as ME DEP and other agencies.

 

UPDATED: 2:32 p.m. includes new information from Woodland Pulp and Paper