- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - At least five people have been hurt in a chemical spill at a Central Texas company that makes foam products.

Temple Fire & Rescue units on Tuesday morning responded to the Carpenter Co. and contained the leak.

Officials say there’s no danger to the public. Investigators are trying to determine what led to the leak and how much liquid spilled.

Authorities say three employees reported breathing problems and were decontaminated at the facility. All were then transported to a hospital. An emergency medical services worker also had trouble breathing and was taken to a hospital.

A firefighter who came into contact with the chemical, identified as toluene diisocyanate, was treated at the scene and returned to duty.

A message left with the Temple company wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.

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