Level 3 hazmat call at 470 Coronation Drive

Time of Alarm: 09:44

This chemical facility in east Scarborough was the site of an explosion in a barrel of dicyclopentadiene (a solvent), which injured an employee. Arriving crews rendered first aid and quickly dealt with any incipient fires, but decontamination took several hours to complete. The worker was treated for burns in hospital. The cause is being investigated by the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Ministry of Labour. The canteen was in operation until 14:15 and seven members logged a total of 28.5 hours of service.

Photos courtesy Larry Thorne.

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