A 20-year-old engineer suffered chemical burns Tuesday in an industrial accident at the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plant in Montrose, Scotland, The Courier reported.

Emergency crews reponded to the scene around 3:45 p.m. and rushed the injured man to a hospital.

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According to GlaxoSmithKline, the engineer was performing routine maintenance when the accident occured.

“Following a minor incident on Tuesday afternoon, an engineer who was carrying out routine maintenance work on a plant at GSK’s Montrose site was, as a precautionary measure, taken to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee," a GlaxoSmithKline spokesman said. “Tayside Fire and Rescue, who attended at the site quickly, scaled it down to a minor incident.”