Several Treated Following Possible Chemical Explosion in Hurst Monday

Several Treated Following Possible Chemical Explosion in Hurst Monday

HURST, IL — Hurst Fire and EMS personnel were sent to a possible chemical explosion at T&T Recycling in Hurst around 10:15 Monday morning.

According to Hurst Fire Chief Tom Gottschalk, the chemical that was released was identified as chlorine gas. Williamson County Ambulance, United EMS, Carterville EMS and Air Evac were called in for additional medical resources. A HAZMAT  team was also requested to help Hurst Fire with the incident. Chief Gottschalk says five patients were treated and taken to local medical facilities with one of those patients being airlifted for further treatment. Two others were treated and released from the scene. The matter of this incident is being investigated by the Williamson County Sheriff’s office.

Fire personnel from Carterville. Williamson County, Carbondale, Herrin, Marion, Murphysboro. Lake Egypt, Benton and West Frankfort assisted in the incident.

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