The Canton Twp. Fire Department and the Stark County Hazmat team responded early Monday morning to a chemical release at US Ecology located at 2050 Central Ave SE in Canton Township.
The first call came in just before 8am for reports of a man on the ground, according to Canton Township Fire Department Chief Chris Smith.
The chemical release was Hydrogen Sulfide.
“They have an outdoor air and opened facility. The exposure happened as they were treating their chemical process,” said Chief Smith.
Five people were transported to the hospital, according to Chief Smith. The initial worker exposed to the chemical is said to be in critical condition.
US Ecology released the following statement to JMN:
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