By: Lynne Hayes-Freeland

MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – A 7-month-old girl is in the hospital awaiting surgery after workers at a daycare center put a diaper soaked in Drano on her.

Sources close to the girl’s family said the incident happened in the changing room of the Butterfly Gardens Daycare center on Olivia Street last Thursday.

The girl’s parents were told the drain cleaner was spilled on the diaper bag, where her personal diapers were stored.

Sources said the girl, Brielle, began crying and her parents we’re contacted when the crying became uncontrollable after a diaper change.

The girl’s parents then became aware of the unexplained marks on her and took her to Ohio Valley Hospital.

She was later transported to West Penn Hospital with third-degree burns.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is currently investigating the incident.

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