WAKEFIELD (CBS) – Three people were taken to the hospital when a cleaning solution triggered a hazmat response at a warehouse in Wakefield on Monday.
Several dozen employees were evacuated from the Produce Connection facility on Audubon Road.READ MORE: Climate Protesters Removed After Tying Themselves To Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker's House In Swampscott
One woman was wheeled away on a stretcher.READ MORE: 'Significant' Water Main Break In Concord Affecting Residents Across Town
Employees complained about an odor coming from the machine used to clean organic fruits and vegetables. Because more than one person felt sick, firefighters evacuated the building as a precaution.
The hazmat team investigated for about three hours, but found no evidence of anything hazardous inside of the Produce Connection facility.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Submits Data On COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 To FDA For Review
One half of the building is back in business, while the other half needs to be cleared by the Board of Health before reopening. Fire officials say they’re still investigating what happened inside.