Authorities say three people suffered injuries in a chemical explosion at a Central Florida warehouse. About 50 people were evacuated from the area around the Natural Advantage Food Flavorings plant on Friday afternoon. Sixteen people, including six employees, six nearby people and four firefighters were decontaminated. Two victims were taken to Tampa General Hospital and another went to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. All three suffered chemical burns. Reports indicate that two chemicals, toluene and sodium hypochlorite, likely caused the explosion, those chemicals are used to clean the kettles in which food flavorings are made.
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