Fumes From Machine Sends Eight Workers to Hospital
MOONACHIE, NJ—A burning machine motor at the 4over plant here produced fumes that released an irritating odor that sent eight employees to the hospital on Nov. 14 and caused dozens more to be evaluated, reported the Cliffview Pilot.
Police Sgt. Jeff Napolitano told the Pilot that Moonachie police, firefighters and the first aid and rescue Squad responded—along with a Bergen County Hazardous Materials Unit—to the scene just before 2 p.m.
According to the newspaper, 39 sickened people were evaluated, with eight being taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and Meadowlands Hospital, following what amounted to a two-alarm call. The company did not immediately respond to Printing Impressions' request for comment.