EMS: 2 people exposed to arsenic in South Austin released from hospital

EMS: 2 people exposed to arsenic in South Austin released from hospital

EMS: 2 people exposed to arsenic in South Austin released from hospital

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 7:22 PM

AUSTIN -- Two people that were exposed to arsenic in South Austin have been released from the hospital and require no further treatment.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services tweeted just before 1 p.m. that medics were responding to 6501 W. William Cannon for a report of two people with exposure to arsenic. It happened at Freescale Semiconductor's plant.

In a statement released to KVUE, a Freescale spokesperson said the incident occurred during a routine maintenance activity.

The patients, two Freescale employees, were reported to be alert and conscious. The Austin Fire Department's Emergency Response Team said the incident was minor.

Both employees were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for evaluation.

"Emergency procedures were followed and the factory is operating normally," the spokesperson said.

 

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