A forklift driver in Visalia was overcome by fumes from a chemical spill Friday in Visalia, the Visalia Fire Department said.
Firefighters were called to the 8000 block of West Doe Avenue where they learned that a 330-gallon container of 12% sodium hypochlorite, which is similar to household bleach, had tipped as it was being off-loaded from a semi, Battalion Chief Charlie Norman said. About 120 gallons had spilled onto a loading dock.
The forklift driver was treated at Kaweah Delta Medical Center and released.
The Visalia Hazardous Materials Response Unit worked with Tulare County Environmental Health representatives to mitigate the chemical release, which had entered a storm drain and was contained in a ponding basin on the property.
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