Four hospitalized after chemical exposure on barge

(CATLETTSBURG, Ky.) — Four crewmembers were hospitalized Tuesday after chemical exposure aboard a barge, WSAZ TV reported. The incident on the Ohio River involved an Ingram Barge vessel and methyl methacrylate. A Boyd County official said the chemical is an eye irritant that can cause respiratory failure in large exposures.

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By Professional Mariner Staff