Chemical spill reported at Kent facility

A hazardous materials team was called to a Kent facility late Wednesday after a forklift pierced a 55-gallon drum full of organic peroxide.

Firefighters were called to the chemical leak about 11:40 p.m. and found that the 30 or so employees working in the facility in the 6200 block of South 228th Street had left the building and were waiting in the parking lot.

The driver of the forklift was evaluated at the scene.

Crews determined the peroxide posed no danger and found that most of the spill was confined to the trailer in which it was stored.

Employees re-entered the building and a company that specialized in chemical cleanup was called to handle the leak.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653