Two workers were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and emergency and fire services closed a section of road in east end St. John’s after an industrial chemical spill.
St. John’s Regional Fire Department Deputy Chief Don Byrne said the leak occurred after a 100 pound, rusty cylinder was punctured by a backhoe.
One person was sent to hospital for treatment of discomfort.
It’s suspected the gas is chlorine. Two firefighters in Level A hazmat suits are determining what kind of gas was leaking.
Robin Hood Bay Road from Logy Bay Road to East White Hills Road remains blocked off, and will remain that way until the substance is identified and dealt with.