Being evacuated after ethylene oxide leak
St. Mary's Medical Center second floor section evacuated after possible leak
St. Mary's Medical Center second floor evacuated after ethylene oxide leak
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -
UPDATE: Fire crews have sounded the all clear at St. Mary's Medical Center, where an alarm forced four employees into the hallway as a precaution.
Investigators say a faulty alarm went off in the sterile cycle room, where equipment is cleaned.
Fire crews checking the air quality determined there never was a gas or chemical leak.
A section of the second floor of St. Mary's Medical Center has been evacuated after a report of a chemical leak, according to Allen Ortman, spokesman for West Palm Beach Fire Rescue.
The area of concern is the sterile cycle room on the north side of the complex. A cleaning chemical may have leaked.
4 employees were evacuated as a precaution after an alarm went off, according to a hospital spokesman.
He said no patients were evacuated
West Palm Beach Hazmat responded to the scene along with about a dozen fire rescue crews.
They are currently checking the air quality.