Crews respond to chemical spill in Inkster Industrial Park
Emergency crews respond to the chemical spill on Milner Street in Winnipeg's Inkster Industrial Park area on Jan. 29, 2013.
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:30PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:35PM CST
Emergency crews were called to the Smooth Freight Ltd. location on Milner Street in Winnipeg just after 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.
A forklift operator accidentally punctured a chemical barrel which contained sodium bisulfite, a cleaner and preservative, said officials.
Neighbouring businesses were advised to keep employees inside.
Close to 175 gallons leaked out before emergency crews were able to stop it.
Sawdust was used to absorb and contain the liquid.
No injuries were reported.