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Crews called to chemical spill in Mordialloc

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24 Sep 2018
More than 25 MFB and CFA firefighters have been called to Spray Avenue in Mordialloc, where the contents of a 20 litre drum of hydrochloric acid has been spilt.

Crews worked quickly to decontaminate three workers, before they were able to be treated by Ambulance Victoria paramedics. 

Swift action by firefighters ensured the scene was brought under control in just 10 minutes, however crews will remain on scene for some time to decontaminate the area and make the premises safe.

MFB’s specialist Scientific Advisor is currently being consulted for the treatment of the spill which reportedly may also contain hydrogen peroxide.

At the incident’s peak there were four pumpers and a hazmat unit from MFB on scene.

Victoria Police are on scene assisting with traffic management and Spray Street is currently closed. Work Safe has also been notified. 

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