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Berkeley, CA – Chemical Accident on Oxford St Leaves Woman Injured

Berkeley, CA – Chemical Accident on Oxford St Leaves Woman Injured

Berkeley, CA (August 19, 2020) – One woman was hospitalized after being exposed to a harmful chemical in the Berkeley section of Alameda County. Just after 8:10 p.m., on August 18, emergency crews in Alameda County responded to the site of an incident on Oxford Street.

Reports provided by local news sources show that a woman was inside a building located on Oxford Street near the intersection with Berkeley Way when a hazardous chemical spill occurred. The woman sustained injuries as a result of the exposure. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Crews remained at the site to determine what the chemical spill was. After some time, specialized fire crews were able to ascertain the nature of the spill and determine that the chemical was ethyl 2-ethyl butanoate. Crews sealed off the room where the spill occurred until the chemicals could be cleared. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this incident.

Premises Liability in California

Every year, thousands of people throughout the United States are left with debilitating injuries and pain and suffering due to being exposed to chemicals. In many cases, victims exposed to harmful chemicals suffer breathing problems. Chemicals can cause burning to the throat and lungs. When dangerous chemicals come in contact with the skin, it can cause severe injuries, skin and muscle damages, nerve problems, and permanent scarring. The consequences of chemical exposure injuries are not only physical. Many injured victims experience emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and even stress moving forward.

The unfortunate truth is that negligent storage practices, improper training, and various other circumstances can create dangerous environments for guests and workers. Being seriously injured can completely derail your life. One of the best decisions you can make after suffering an injury is to select a knowledgeable and competent legal team who will meticulously pursue your case to ensure you are able to get the justice you deserve. Reaching out to a premises liability attorney in California at your earliest convenience is a critical step toward protecting your legal rights after being harmed.

Attorney Weiss at the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has more than 30-years of experience helping victims throughout northern California get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in an accident. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss provides competent and effective legal representation to ensure victims are able to move forward from their accidents in the best position imaginable. Our team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine how negligence lead to your injuries. We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries so you are able to receive the medical treatment you need to recover. If you were injured in an accident as a result of a negligent party, contact California accident lawyer Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to determine the best legal options available to help you recover.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

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