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13 injured in flammable liquid leak at Long Beach port

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Staff Writer | August 7, 2017
Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a shipping container began leaking flammable liquid at the Port of Long Beach, officials said and KPCC reports.
Long Beach port
Shipping   A 6,000-gallon container
A 6,000-gallon container on a ship docked in the port began leaking the hazardous material Sunday morning.

It's unclear what the liquid was, how much spilled or what caused the leak.

Brian Fisk, from L.A. County Fire, said the leaking container was removed and there's no longer a hazard. A 1,000 foot perimeter was established around the ship as a precaution.

Eleven dock workers were treated for minor injuries at the scene while one was taken to a hospital with mild injuries.

A responding firefighter was taken to the hospital with an injury unrelated to the spill.

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