A chemical leak at Taminco Pace #4 plant located at 4575 U.S. Hwy. 90 was reported to Santa Rosa County Emergency Communications by the company at 7:18 a.m. Thursday morning. A shelter in place order was issued as a precautionary measure for the east side of the plant and the public alarm system or sirens were activated.
According to a county press release, two employees and one truck driver were triaged on site and transported in stable condition to West Florida Hospital for evaluation. One employee was taken to Santa Rosa Occupational Health. Two EMS workers were also being evaluated at West Florida.
The spill occurred during a rail transfer on company property and released DMA60, a methylamine-water mixture. The material released is used in pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and water treatment chemicals. Taminco reports the situation was contained in approximately five minutes. The shelter in place notice was lifted at approximately 7:45 a.m. when an all clear message of the public alarm system was issued. No offsite impact was reported.