One person injured after chemical exposure at TRU

One person was injured at TRU today after Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to a call for a chemical spill in the University's Science Building.

KAMLOOPS - A woman was exposed to a chemical at Thompson Rivers University this afternoon.

Kamloops Fire Rescue and B.C. Amublance paramedics were called a classroom at the Science Building at TRU at about 3:30 p.m. today, March 20, to a report of a chemical spill.

Platoon Capt. Troy Grant says they arrived to find a woman applying cold water to her face. She had been exposed to methyl chloride.

Because of the quick response to the chemical exposure, Grant doesn't believe the woman's injuries are a concern.

He says paramedics will check her out and may take her to the hospital as a precaution.

No one else in the classroom was affected, he says.

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