Chemical spills on medical examiner’s employee
by Associated Press Wire
January 15, 2013 11:25 AM | 416 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an employee of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office has been taken to a hospital as a precaution after being exposed to a spilled chemical.

WXIA-TV reports that the worker was cleaning slides Tuesday morning when she spilled some of the xylene she was using.

Paul Desamours, operations manager for the office, said the woman showered and was decontaminated, but was still taken to Grady Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

Four of the five employees in the building at the time were evacuated as fire officials used fans to clear the office of possible fumes.

Desamours said exposure to xylene can cause irritation and breathing difficulty.

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