TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tempe Fire Department says two contract workers were hurt when a chemical they were transporting from a freight train car that derailed earlier this week leaked from a hose.
The train was carrying cyclohexanone, a pale and oily liquid that is toxic and flammable.
As a worker was disconnecting a hose from the tank car, he heard a loud bang and liquid from the hose sprayed his face. Another worker who was behind him was sprayed in the chest area. The worker who was sprayed in the face was conscious and sent to a burn unit. The other worker was treated on site and declined hospitalization.