Salisbury officials introduced new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Salisbury Daily Times

SALISBURY, Md.— A Salisbury water operator came across a hazardous chemical leak as he carried out his typical shift Thursday, according to a recent press release from the city. 

At Salisbury’s Paleo Water Treatment Plant, the operator discovered a gaseous chlorine leak after entering the chlorine cylinder room to swap out an empty. 

He immediately notified his superintendent, according to the city, who contacted Salisbury Fire Department. The exposed employee was then sent to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional for evaluation. 

He received oxygen and has already been released in stable condition, according to the release. 

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Salisbury and Delmar Fire Departments responded to contain the chlorine leak. Two members of