芝加哥液氨罐车泄漏事故 37人送医7命垂危(组图)

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当地时间4月25日,美国伊利诺伊州莱克郡的海滩公园镇发生液氨泄漏事故,导致37人被送往医院治疗,其中7人情况危急。

莱克郡警长办公室称,4月25日凌晨4点30分左右,一辆载有两个两吨重的液态氨容器的油罐车在绿湾路和第29街附近发生氨气泄漏事故,导致附近空气弥漫着强烈的刺鼻气味。

Matt Sztajnkrycer@NoobieMatt

Ongoing event near Chicago
37 taken to hospital, including 11 firefighters and police officers.
7 in critical condition, including 1 firefighter.

Sending healing vibes to all those involved and their families.
Please be careful out there!https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-met-beach-park-hazmat-spill-20190425-story.html 

Firefighter among 7 hospitalized with ‘life-threatening injuries’ after ammonia spill in Beach Park

An ammonia spill in north suburban Beach Park sent at least 37 people to hospitals and prompted school closings and warnings for residents to stay inside.

chicagotribune.com

报道称,消防员们做出应对措施,以控制氨气溢出,穿着防护装备的消防员救出了几名在泄漏地点附近的人。警方还通知泄漏地点半径1.6公里范围内的居民留在室内,保持门窗关闭,并关闭空调或通风系统。而附近的几所学校已经关闭。

TheRightBlue@therightblue

Beach Park chemical spill of ammonia in Chicago, Illinois suburb sends 37 to hospital including 7 critical condi… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/beach-park-chemical-spill-ammonia-chicago-illinois-suburb-sends-37-to-hospital-including-7-in-critical-condition/ 

Ammonia leak in Chicago suburb sends 37 people to hospitals

7 people are in critical but stable condition

cbsnews.com

事发后,共有约25辆救护车赶到现场,包括一名警员、两名副警长等37人,因吸入毒气而被送到附近医院就医,其中至少7人情况危急,油罐车司机因吸入危险气体也住院治疗。

据报道,泄漏的原因正在调查中。目前,液氨泄漏已经停止,但残留在空气中的氨气是目前关注的重点,消防员们将继续关注空气情况。

据悉,吸入少量液氨会使人的眼睛、鼻子和喉咙灼伤。吸入较高剂量会导致咳嗽或窒息。暴露于高浓度的氨气中会因喉咙肿胀或化学灼伤肺部而死亡。氨通常被用作土壤中的肥料。

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