A train collided with a truck that was carrying hydrochloric acid on Tuesday morning. The train collision occurred in Centerville, Pennsylvania on Route 88, spilling around 4000 gallons of hydrochloric acid on the tracks, and causing the truck driver to sustain personal injuries. After the train collided with the truck, a hazardous materials team spent time trying to remove the acid from the tracks. The Washington County public safety director stated that he believed that there was no significant threat to the public although over a dozen homes were evacuated as a precaution. The truck driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Exposure to hydrochloric acid causes damage to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. If the chemical is inhaled, the victim may incur burns. Individuals exposed to excessive amounts of the hazardous liquid may be at-risk for serious injuries or even fatalities.
At Williams Cedar, our contamination litigation experience regarding claims of hydrochloric acid exposure via vinyl chloride demonstrates our dedication in handling toxic tort cases for victims. If you or your loved ones suffered from toxic exposure to a chemical like hydrochloric acid, our environmental lawyers will assist you. Please contact us at 215-557-0099 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Philadelphia or Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We serve clients nationwide.