Rolls-Royce acid spill leaves nine injured

(WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)
(WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — At least six people were injured when nitric acid was released at Rolls-Royce Friday afternoon during an explosion, fire officials said.

The incident happened at the facility, 2355 S. Tibbs Ave., around 1:30 p.m. Fire officials said there was an explosion involving a 250-gallon nitric acid tank.

Wayne Township Fire Department officials said there was a chemical cloud inside the building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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