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Chemical spill forces evacuation at Logan dairy company

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-28 15:03:22-04

LOGAN, Utah — Employees at a dairy product company in Logan are back at work after a chemical spill forced them to evacuate for about 45 minutes Monday morning.

According to a statement from the North Logan Fire Department, firefighters responded to Schreiber Foods, 885 N 600 W, around 8:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call.

An employee at Schreiber Foods had transferred a chemical used to clean and sanitize equipment from one “tote container” to another, the statement said.

“Pressure began to build in the tote eventually causing it to burst. The exact cause of the pressure is still under investigation,” the statement said.

The burst tote container damaged a fork lift drop down door.

The chemical leak was contained to the building. An odor was dispersed through the facility’s ventilation system, but there was no danger to the community, the statement said.

No injuries were reported.