Scientists exposed to potassium cyanide at Barr Laboratories in Pomona

A scientist at Barr Laboratories was exposed to

A scientist at Barr Laboratories was exposed to the deadly chemical potassium cyanide. (Credit: News 12 )

Hazmat crews were on the scene Tuesday in Pomona after scientists were exposed to a dangerous chemical at a laboratory.

The incident happened at Barr Laboratories on Quaker Road in Pomona. Officials say a scientist was mixing the chemical potassium cyanide when some of it splashed up onto his face. Two other scientists also came into contact with the hazardous and potentially lethal chemical.


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