Mary Alice Reporting – One person was transported to a hospital Tuesday night following a chemical splashing on him.

Just before 9 pm, the Dover Fire Department responded to Dover Chemical after a call detailed a less-than one gallon spill.

Dover Fire Department Captain Brian German explains that, when units arrived, the patient was being decontaminated by plant workers.

“Found a male patient that had been splashed in the face with, it’s a chemical called Methoxypropylamine or MOPA. It’s a clear, caustic liquid. Patient had a moderate injury and was transported by ambulance to Aultman Hospital in Canton.”

German notes, on average, for a spill, the fire department’s HAZMAT members will confer with company employees to properly handle a chemical spill.

The MOPA material was contained in the spill area. The community and the Dover Chemical plant was not in danger and did not receive any damage.

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