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Worker injured in DeKalb acid spill at industrial facility

DeKalb County fire is on the scene of a chemical spill where one worker was injured, authorities confirmed.

The spill is at an industrial facility near the intersection of Koppers Road and Bonsal Road, just west of I-675 and south of I-285, DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley told AJC.com.

The worker, who was offloading chromic acid from a rail car, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition, Bentley said. 

Chromic acid is corrosive and can enhance the combustion of other substances, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It’s advised to consult a doctor in the event of any exposure.

There is no immediate threat to the community because the 5,300-gallon tank of chromic acid has been contained and transported, Bentley said. 

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