Hazmat crews investigate substance at Fashion Place Mall – KSL

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MURRAY — A hazardous material scare at Fashion Place Mall in Murray sent several people to the hospital.

Tuesday afternoon, a manager and employee of Payless Shoe Source discovered a strange orange and yellow powder in a shipments of socks.

The manager said she could smell the powder and almost immediately began to itch. She took herself to a clinic for treatment, but when staff there learned what had happened they sent her to a hospital to be examined. Another employee went directly to the hospital.

Hazmat crews were sent to the store where four other employees were suspected to have come in contact with the substance.

Three of the employees were checked out at the scene. Of those, two sere sent to the hospital as a precaution. The third exhibited strong symptoms, including a bad cough, and was taken by ambulance to Alta View Hospital.

Meanwhile, firefighters and emergency crews remained at the mall to try and determine what the substance was.

No customers are reported to have been affected.

Email: sdallof@ksl.com

Apr 12th, 2011 | Posted in Fashion
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