logo
Featured on 40:     E-ZPass Sign-Up     The Pit Bull Debate     Sox Trades     Brittany Skydives!     Weather Discussion    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Victim rushed to hospital, after shooting on Main St. in Springfield Read more

Road Salt Leads to Concord Hospital Hazmat Scare

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Officials say road salt led to a hazardous materials scare that shut down a hospital emergency room in Concord for several hours.

Hospital officials say a patient walked into the ER at Emerson Hospital around 5 p.m. Saturday with medical complaints and an unidentified white powdery substance.

Hospital officials secured the area and diverted new patients to other facilities. At least five people were put through a decontamination process.

After hours of testing, the substance was identified as road salt, which can cause burning to the skin. The ER was reopened around 9 p.m.

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.

Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus