On Thursday, May 11, a Frankfort Street Department employee was injured when muriatic acid that someone had placed in a household trash bag sprayed the employee, sending him to the hospital.
Our street crew had stopped the trash truck to compact the trash. With the trash bag inside the truck being compacted, the acid someone placed in the bag sprayed our employee.
Thankfully, he was treated at the hospital, was released and is doing OK.
The message here is that this never should have happened. Hazardous waste should never be placed in household trash.
Clinton County Wildcat Solid Waste District at 903 Burlington Avenue on our grounds provides a free drop-off site Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – noon so substances brought there can be disposed of safely. With the availability of this resource, there is no excuse for placing hazardous material of any kind in household trash.
It takes all of us working together to keep each other safe. I’m asking for and appreciate our residents’ cooperation to help ensure our employees remain safe while doing their jobs.