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Spokane Fire Decontaminating Person Exposed to Chemicals

SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE:A customer at Northwest Seed and Pet was exposed to a poisonous chemical after it broke open in her hand.  According to Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department, the woman immediately started having trouble breathing and needed medical assistance. 

Schaeffer says the woman was exposed to a common pesticide called organophosphate.  Employees of the store rushed the woman outside to get fresh air and called 911.  Paramedics rendered aid and transported her to the hospital. 

She was conscious when she was taken to the hospital. 

 

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