Man Burned in Explosion at Scarborough Chemical Plant

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A chemical plant explosion early Sunday left one man in a hospital.

Fire services arrived to find 8 people had been inside the building at the time of the explosion and one man was covered in a chemical called cyclopentadiene, a derivative of coal tar used to make insecticides and plastic.

Toronto Fire Services Captain David Eckerman said, "When we arrived, one employee was covered in a black substance.  We decontaminated this person in a mobile shower."

This man was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital with burns to his legs.

Police and the Fire Marshal have been tasked with investigating the cause of this explosion.