LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A worker at a Louisville plant has been injured in a chemical spill.
Lake Dreamland Fire Department Chief John Wilkinson says three employees came in contact with toluene at the American Synthetic Rubber Company and one was taken to the hospital because it got into his eye.
Wilkinson says the spill Thursday night was contained in one building of the plant and never posed a danger to the public. He said it may have been caused by a broken flange.
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry lists toluene as a colorless liquid that is used in making rubber, paints, lacquers and adhesives. It can do harm to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.