PORT OF LOS ANGELES — A worker at the Port of Los Angeles was taken to a hospital this afternoon after being exposed to a fumigation product, a city Fire Department spokeswoman said.

Port police had asked firefighters to investigate a possible hazardous substance in a 55-gallon drum at 155 Cannery St. on Terminal Island, spokeswoman Katherine Main said.

"It ended up being fumigation product," she said.

A port employee at the scene complained of medical problems, but "was fine" by the time firefighters arrived, she added. The worker was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Port operations were not affected.

- Kristin S. Agostoni


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