Warehouse Fumes Sicken 17 People

A roofing job and a painting job were blamed for creating fumes that sickened at warehouse on North Mission Road

By Jason Kandel
|  Sunday, Nov 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:20 PM PDT
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Warehouse Fumes Sicken 17 People

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Fumes from construction at a Lincoln Heights warehouse hospitalized 17 people and prompted a response from a hazardous materials crew, Los Angeles city fire officials said on Sunday.

The 17 people were taken to the hospital after the incident reported at 9:53 a.m. in the 3800 block of North Mission Road, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Some 18 workers were assessed and 17 were sent to area hospitals for non-life threatening ailments including headache, nausea and vomiting, Humphrey said.

A hazardous materials team determined that workers had been spraying roofing adhesive and spray painting a basement in a 2 million square foot warehouse that belonged to a possible fashion retailer.

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