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Helicopter transfer follows aqua spill


September 27, 2018

A 49-year- old Lewiston man was flown to St. Joseph’s Regional Hospital after he was exposed to Aqua Ammonia Tuesday morning while transferring a load from a truck to a farm approximately a mile west of Albion.

Sheriff Brett Myers said the injured person is a field technician for a local ag chemical delivery company. The ammonia was being transferred from the delivery tank to a local farm holding tank.

Based on the type of exposure and the seriousness of the injuries, EMS responders immediately requested assistance from Life Flight.

This case is being investigated as an industrial acci...

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