Three men were hospitalized after encountering five barrels of hazardous materials that were illegally disposed in a dumpster.
Prosecutors are seeking cleanup costs and up to $200,000 in fines from Pellarin Construction Group, according to a lawsuit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday.
Two Recology garbage men and their supervisor were exposed to a gas composed of ammonia and hydrochloric acid after the containers exploded when they were compacted in their truck. They
suffered eye pain, breathing difficulties, and extreme coughing attacks.
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