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Rockford, IL (March 4, 2020) – Sources report that a chemical spill at a Rockford business caused an injury to at least one person. The incident took place on Wednesday morning at Viking Chemical located at 1827 18th Avenue.

According to reports, a valve broke on one of the tankers which resulted in more than 4,000 gallons of caustic potash, or Potassium Hydroxide spilling out. Two trucks from the Rockford Fire Department were on the scene along with authorities from the Rockford Police Department.

The identity of the victim was not released. It was confirmed that the victim sustained burn injuries as a result of the chemical spill. They were taken to the local hospital by the Rockford EMS. 

Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.

Injury Accidents In Rockford

Rockford, IL - Chemical Spill Injuries One At 1827 18th AveMany chemicals can pose serious harm to humans such as:

  • Causing illness from poisonous gas
  • Blindness or severe burns from corrosive chemicals
  • Flammable chemicals are a fire and explosion risk
  • Carcinogenic chemicals when the human body is exposed

In 2010, there were over 6,500 spills. Chemical spills impact public health and the environment negatively.

It is difficult to both manage recovery and healing from serious injuries while also taking on the legal challenges of a personal injury claim when you have been victimized. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices know the immense struggles that victims face which is why we work hard to obtain as much compensation as possible for them after their accident. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight to protect your legal rights.

The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you with your personal injury claim. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will talk with you about your accident experience.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.