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September 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM
UPDATE AT 11:34 A.M.: Officials with UW Medicine said in a Tweet that a man injured in a chemical spill on campus today is in satisfactory condition and is expected to be released from the University of Washington Medical Center later today. UPDATE AT 10:31 A.M.: Seattle Fire says the spill has been neutralized and the lab is being turned back over to the UW.
ORIGINAL POST: A person has been taken to the hospital with minor burns following a two-liter spill of hydrochloric acid at a University of Washington lab, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered a first-degree burn to the arm, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore.
Benjamin Hall, the five-story building where the lab is located, has been evacuated. The spill was confined to the lab, Moore added.
No one else was hurt, Moore said.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have more information.
April 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM
UPDATE: The Everett Fire Department cleared the incident scene around 1 p.m. without finding the source of the noxious odor.
Building management has been advised to keep the building closed until a industrial hygienist can conduct an inspection, according to the City of Everett.
ORIGINAL POST: Eleven people have been hospitalized after complaining of dizziness and headaches following a possible hazardous-materials incident in Everett.
The victims were at Everest College at where the Fire Department responded to an odor complaint, according to City of Everett spokeswoman Kate Reardon. They were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center.
More than 100 people have been evacuated from the building. Fire crews are still searching for the source of the odor, Reardon said.
We’ll post more details once they become available.
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