Industrial accident sends plume of smoke into sky above Hamilton

An industrial accident sending a huge yellow, green plume of smoke wafting over east end Hamilton yesterday.

A coal tar pitch leak at Ruetgers Canada on Strathearne is to blame.

EMS says six workers were taken to hospital with respiratory injuries after they were exposed to the gas plume.

The workers were decontaminated before being rushed to hsopital and at last check were listed in stable condition.
    
 Labour and Environment Ministry officials are investigating.