Chile: a wounded passenger hazardous material spill left in the Metro
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The situation was triggered because a user subway, whose identity is unknown, was carrying a container of 50 ml with a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid while riding in one of the cars. This spilled, causing injuries to his hand. Then he got off the train and put the bottle in a landfill.
For this reason a process of a Fire Hazmat team, who arrived at the station to contain the chemical emergency and perform site cleanup was activated.
The situation was already under control.
The carrier vessel was taken to the Barros Luco Hospital for his injuries, which would be mild. In addition, another person was sent to hospital as a precaution, as it would have been affected by the vapors emanating from the mixture of acid.
Fire Captain Cristian Gallardo, confirmed that the emergency was raised by a passenger who moved this mixture of chemicals. He also reported that the subject works in a jewelry store where the substances carried Jewelry Cleaner deal.
Preventively, Metro decided to close the station and evacuate all passengers to allow Fire work when the emergency occurred. Past 15 hours, Franklin was reopened to the public.