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Chemical Spill Causes Alarm at Garner Medical Building

Posted April 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— There was a big scare Tuesday morning at a Garner medical building. Firefighters donned protective gear before entering after potassium-cyanide spilled from a broken machine in a medical office.

Investigators say a worker started cleaning up the dangerous substance before realizing what it was. When someone realized the substance was potentially hazardous, a call was placed to 9-1-1.

The worker who came into contact with the substance was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The chemical was cleaned up and workers were allowed back inside the building within hours.