Workplace Accident at Baylor Under Investigation
An odor of unknown origin caused evacuations at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine on Thursday morning.
Emergency crews were summoned to Baylor Medical Center after five members of the hospital staff were overcome by fumes of some sort. Those involved in the incident said they experienced dizziness and nausea.
The third floor of the hospital, which houses roughly 20 rooms, was evacuated as a precaution. No patients have reported any symptoms related to the odor.
The Grapevine fire department worked to find the source of the fumes. Fire department personnel, however, were unable to identify the source of the fumes or find anything in the air using special “sniffers”.
Baylor Health Care System’s environmental safety and emergency management team is now conducting its own tests to attempt to locate the source.
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