Chemical spill sends four people to hospital - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Chemical spill sends four people to hospital

SPOKANE, Wash. - A chemical spill at the Spokane Regional Solid Waste Recycling Center Thursday afternoon sent four people to the hospital.

Emergency crews responded to the reported spill in the 22000 block of N. Elk Chattaroy around 1:30 p.m.

According to fire officials, three workers and a customer were decontaminated after they complained of a weird odor, sore eyes and difficulty breathing.

Two of them were taken to the hospital by ambulance, the remaining two drove themselves to the hospital.

The City of Spokane sent a Hazardous Materials team to the center to determine what the substance is that caused the reactions in the four people affected.

Fire officials believe something was thrown in residential garbage and then was disturbed when crews were preparing to move the waste to the burn facility.

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