UPDATE AT 1:37 p.m.: According to Louise Maxwell of Seattle Children’s hospital, a small amount of fluid leaked from equipment used to develop X-ray film at the dental clinic at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. One staff member is currently under observation for a reaction to the fumes. All patients, their families and other staff are safe, Maxwell said.
The fluid presents no further health risks, she said.
UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: The Seattle Fire Department has determined the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic is safe to reoccupy. One adult patient was taken to Harborview with eye irritation and body aches, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore.
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The incident happened when employees were mixing chemicals for X-rays, Moore said.
ORIGINAL POST: Seattle Fire Department hazardous materials crews are at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle’s Central Area to investigate a possible chemical spill.
Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said that crews were dispatched to the clinic, 2101 E. Yesler Way, this morning after four workers in the X-ray clinic complained of headaches, stomach pains and other ailments.
When fire crews took the employees outside three of the victims immediately felt better. The fourth person wasn’t feeling much better and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, Moore said.
Haz-mat crews are investigating.