By Alex Lennane
Twelve longshoremen were injured when a container leaked propyl acetate after being loaded on to “K” Line’s Harbour Bridge in Long Beach. A firefighter who was trying to stop the damage was also injured after falling. Some of the flammable, toxic chemical went into the water and authorities created a 150-yard safety zone around the 9,040-TEU vessel.
Reprinted courtesy of The Loadstar (www.theloadstar.co.uk)