Hazmat crews find high levels of carbon monoxide in Scottsdale warehouse

Hazmat crews find high levels of carbon monoxide in Scottsdale warehouse

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Hazmat crews find high levels of carbon monoxide in Scottsdale warehouse

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 3:56 PM

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Scottsdale and Phoenix fire departments responded to a meat storage plant after workers started complaining of headaches Friday morning.

One worker drove himself to a hospital before hazardous-materials crews arrived at the plant near Hayden and Redfield roads in Scottsdale at around 7 a.m.

Nine workers were evaluated and three were transported to area hospitals with symptoms that were not life-threatening, according to Scottsdale Fire Department Division Chief Jay Ducote.

Hazmat crews detected high readings of carbon monoxide in the warehouse. The area was ventilated, but Ducote said it took a while to get the CO to normal levels.

The problem was isolated to a propane-powered forklift and it was taken out of service for inspection.

Workers eventually were allowed back into the building.
 

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