Poisonous sodium cyanide spills at Port of Brisbane - leaving one injured

Man rushed to hospital after 20 tonnes of potentially deadly sodium cyanide spills from damaged shipping containers An employee has been taken to hospital after a deadly chemical leak in Brisbane Sodium cyanide spilled onto Patrick's Wharf about 7.50am on Wednesday  Specialist firefighters dressed in hazmat suits arrived on the scene to clean up

By Brittany Chain In Brisbane For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:53 GMT, 2 December 2020 | Updated: 05:03 GMT, 2 December 2020

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An employee at the Port of Brisbane has been rushed to hospital after 20 tonnes of potentially deadly sodium cyanide spilled from damaged shipping containers.

A 200m exclusion zone has been set up around Patrick's Wharf as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services officers work to contain the leak.  

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About a dozen crews were called to the scene at 7.50am on Wednesday following reports of an incident at one of the leased berths.

Specialist firefighters dressed in hazmat suits arrived on the scene with breathing apparatus to investigate the poisonous chemical. 

One man was injured in what Queensland Ambulance Services have described as a

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