Lawsuit: Firefighters were told hazardous chemical was vegetable oil



Barrington officials are suing a Canadian trucking company over the cleanup of a chemical spill last year, alleging firefighters unwittingly handled a hazardous chemical that damaged their equipment after being told the material was vegetable oil. [...] In the initial complaint, attorneys for Barrington said Kacki first told firefighters he was transporting vegetable oil, but firefighters who responded to the scene and were not wearing protective gear at the time later learned the material was a hazardous chemical called methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.

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