One person hospitalized in Palo Alto HAZMAT incident

PALO ALTO (KRON) — One person was sent to a hospital Tuesday morning after being exposed to hazardous materials in Palo Alto, according to fire officials.

The incident was reported around 8:56 a.m. on the 100 block of East Meadow Circle at Stagenes Industries, the fire department said.

Two employees mixed chemicals in a bucket incorrectly which caused it to emit an unknown gas. Authorities did not say if the gas was toxic.

Fourteen workers were exposed to the substance as the bucket was being removed from the building.

Those fourteen people complained of shortness of breath, fire officials said.

Stay with KRON 4 News on this developing story.

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