Update: Chemical spill on Pomeroy Road


Captain Vincent Petito, incident commander, at the scene of the chlorine spill at Zimmer

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Fire Volunteer District 6 was first on scene at Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology at approximately 11:00 a.m. on a report of a chemical spill. Zimmer is located at 10 Pomery Road.

Captain Vincent Petito, Capt. 61, established command. Crews from Engine 65 began evacuating workers and assessing the leak.

After detecting a heavy smell of chlorine gas, District 5 HazMat team was called to the scene along with Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 3.

Morris County HazMat,  Picatinny Arsenal HazMat and Whippany HazMat were also called to the scene to assist with removal of leaking chlorine tank.

Also New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provided assistance.

The tank was secured and removed and building was cleared of any chlorine gas.

One worker who was closest to the leaking tank was immediately taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital by a coworker.

Two other workers affected by the chemical were taken by car 66 and car 65  to Morristown Memorial Hospital. Seven other workers were treated at the scene.

Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance, Rockaway Neck Volunteer Ambulance, Parsippany Emergency Medical Services, Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance, Parsippany Fire District 5, Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 6, Lake Parsippany Fire District 3, Morris County HazMat,  Picatinny Arsenal HazMat and Whippany HazMat, Office of Emergency Management as well as other emergency services responded to Zimmer.

When Parsippany Focus arrived, some employees were being treated at the scene while all employees were outside on the lawn.

Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 6 on the scene near the building
An employee on a cell phone walking from the building
Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology, located at 10 Pomery Road is the scene of a chlorine spill
Employees were sitting on the grass. Reports indicated some employes were being treated at the scene
Office of Emergency Management Command Center.
Employees watching the scene