24 injured, 6 taken to hospital after gas leak at Intel Ocotillo campus in Chandler (w/ video) - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

24 injured, 6 taken to hospital after gas leak at Intel Ocotillo campus in Chandler (w/ video)

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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:25 pm | Updated: 9:31 pm, Tue Jul 2, 2013.

Multiple staffers are being treated after a chemical leak occurred at the Intel campus in Chandler Saturday morning.

Tom Dwigging of the Chandler Fire Department said multiple people are being treated after there was a nitrogen gas leak in Fab 32 at the Intel campus near Dobson and Queen Creek roads in Chandler, Ariz.





Jason Bagley, spokesman for Intel, said the isolated leak happened in a utility space that managed gasses and exhaust systems. The leak was the gasous byproduct of exhaust material used in manufacturing tools. He said those exposed were contractors servicing the area.

He also said the security system is high-tech and worked properly in containing the chemicals being leaked. The area will continue to be evacuated and isolated until the problem is fixed.

Bagley said 43 patients were involved, while 12 people were transported.

Officials said more people continue to come forward with symptoms.

Dwiggins confirmed that the gas leak has been secured as of 8:15 a.m., and that there is no danger to the surrounding community.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.

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