Dougherty County -- The Procter and Gamble Paper Plant in Albany held a hazardous chemical spill drill at their plant Thursday to test their employee emergency response.
This test was the conclusion to a 40 hour training period for the plant's employee Hazmat Team. Employees at the plant did a mock drill, where a 55 gallon drum of a water treatment chemical fell on an employee, and ruptured a chemical pipe, resulting in two injuries and a hazardous chemical spill.
The Procter and Gamble plant holds a drill like this every year. Site Enviornmental Leader Jessie Edgar said "it gives them confidence in their equipment, and it gives their equipment, and it gives them familiarizaton. Also it gives them the techniques, how to respond to a patch and flow drill, in case of a spill."
About 50 Procter and Gamble employees were involved in the mock drill this morning, along with the Albany Fire Department and Dougherty County Police.
The plant's production lines continued operation during the drill.