Chemical Spill Leads to Hazmat Response at Rochester Hotel
A news release issued by the Rochester Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the hotel on the report of a chemical spill shortly after 11:10 Sunday morning.
The incident was reported at the Hampton Inn in the 1750 block of South Broadway Ave. Upon arrival crews were informed an employee of the hotel had mistakenly mixed two incompatible chemicals together in a drum inside of an equipment room in the pool area.
Firefighters put on their protective breathing equipment, entered the pool area and took the drum outside. The fire department’s Chemical Assessment Team then responded to identify the chemical mixture.
Fire crews ventilated the pool area and monitored the air quality until it was deemed safe enough to turn back over to hotel management. Officials say the spill was contained to the pool area’s equipment room.
An ambulance crew arrived at the scene to evaluate a hotel employee for exposure to the chemical mixer. The worker denied injury and was not transported for further medical attention.
The hotel was never evacuated, the news release says. No other injuries were reported.
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