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Health officials say CSO now safe after noxious fumes release
2013-03-04 18:36:08 | with audio | (0 Comments)
The Kingston and St Andrew Health Department says the Central Sorting Office of the Post and Telecommunications Department is now safe despite workers again falling ill inside the building today.
NWC workmen and private contractors at work at the CSO today - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer
At least two employees had to seek medical attention this morning after they complained about experiencing symptoms similar to those felt last week.
Last Thursday, the Central Sorting Office was shut down because of noxious fumes inside the building.
More than 40 persons had to go to hospital for respiratory problems after inhaling the odour.
Medical Officer of Health Dr Sandra Chambers says clean-up activities were carried out at the building over the weekend and it was given the all-clear.
Chambers says there is no risk to the health of personnel despite the presence of a mild residue.
Meanwhile, the National Environment and Planning Agency says additional air quality tests and other samples were taken from the building following today’s incident.
The agency says it is awaiting those results.
The source of the noxious fumes has not yet been identified.
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Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sandra Chambers
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