By Brittany Chain In Brisbane For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:53 GMT, 2 December 2020 | Updated: 05:03 GMT, 2 December 2020
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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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