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Good Samaritan Hospital’s ER Reopens After Chemical Spill

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A section of a Lexington hospital has been reopened and is fully functioning again following a chemical spill.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday at UK Good Samaritan Hospital on South Limestone.

Officials say about eight ounces of liquid phenol, a toxic and corrosive substance, spilled in a pharmacy located in the basement of the hospital.

A janitor tried to clean the liquid off the ground with a towel, but he felt a tingling in his hand

The area was evacuated.

A total of five individuals were rinsed down for decontamination and an additional 14 staff members were checked out in the ER. There were no injuries.

Alexia Walters

Alexia Walters

Alexia is the Sunrise Digital Content Producer. She has been with the company since April 2017.
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