Medina County: Fatal chemical spill cleaned up; residents back home

5:51 AM, Jul 6, 2010   |    comments
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HAZMAT was on the scene for the clean-up and all homes within a half-mile radius were evacuated. The residents were allowed back in their homes around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

The tanker company, LaGrange, Ohio-based Linden's Anhydrous Service, said the tanker overturned enroute to a drop-off site, killing the driver, 75-year-old Philip Linden.

Linden was taken to Medina General Hospital by the Medina Life Support Team, where he died from his injuries.

Agencies assisting at the accident scene with Ohio State Highway Patrol included EMA, HAZMAT of Medina County, Sharon Fire and Rescue, Granger Fire and Rescue, Wadsworth Fire Department, Medina Township Fire Department, Copley EMS, Bath EMS, and the Red Cross.


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