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Four Treated for Chemical Burns at Hopkinsville Facility

Several people were treated for chemical burns after being exposed to an unknown chemical at a Hopkinsville facility Wednesday night.  

Hopkinsville Fire Department Capt. Steve Futrell says multiple response vehicles were called to the Douglas Autotech building on Commerce street at approximately 6:51 P.M.  

At the scene, four people were treated for decontamination of an acid-based cleaning agent. Three patients were transported via ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center but another suffered severe burns and was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.  

The company’s staff provided emergency medical staff the material’s safety data sheets to aid in treatment.

The spill was small enough that no further action was required from the fire department.  

HFD did not publicly identify the chemical.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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