UPDATE: Two injured and hydrogen peroxide lost at FMC Canada fire
Two men have been injured following a hydrogen peroxide release and fire at FMC Canada on P.G. Pulp Mill Road.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., a contract crew inadvertently cut into a hydrogen peroxide line in the operations area of the plant releasing a fine spray of hydrogen peroxide that contacted a trash container and ignited the trash, according to Jim Fitzwater, director of corporate communications at FMC Corporation.
The fire was quickly extinguished but the smoke set off the alarm system. As standard procedure, local fire and ambulance crews responded to the alarm.
While extinguishing the fire, the two contract workers came in contact with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. They were treated on-site and returned to their jobs.
There was only a small amount of hydrogen released, said Fitzwater, and it was contained in the operations area.
Fire crews remained on scene until all hazards were eliminated and then returned to hall.