Chemical Spill At A Xerox Plant
Some Xerox employees on Friday had to be evacuated from a building on the Webster campus because of a chemical spill.
Officials tell us that a 55 gallon drum of a chemical used at Building 218 leaked as it was being moved within the plant. The chemical, called monochlorobenzene is said to be a skin and eye irritant.
No one was injured, and fire and haz-mat crews were called to the scene. The chemical is flammable, but is not considered a major hazard. About 100 employees were evacuated. They were allowed to return to the building a couple of hours later.