An oil cleanup worker says, while in Venice, Louisiana, he was sprayed with chemicals "that made his leg swell like a balloon," according to ABC11 (Raleigh-Durham).
"The next morning, I couldn't even put my boots on because my legs were swollen overnight. I mean puffed up. And they were burning, and it was real sore and itching," ...
"Before [going] to the Gulf, he had to take a physical and got a clean bill of health. Now, he says he's got to take almost a dozen pills to combat swelling," the report adds.
"I take fluid pills... I take antibiotics. I take pain killers. There's another pill, it's for this itching all the time."
The matter is now under investigation by the North Carolina Industrial Commission and Veterans Affairs Hospitals.
Read the full report here: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7603238