Costco in Hazlet, NJ closes after leak sickens dozens of employees – New Jersey 101.5 FM

HAZLET — A Costco retailer remained closed Wednesday, after a freon leak spurred the evacuation of about 20 employees who reported feeling sick.
Earlier than 7 a.m., the Costco location alongside Route 35 had reported the leak to Hazlet police, as employees tried to ventilate the shop and delay opening for the day.
About two and a half hours later, police bought one other name from the identical Costco, saying about 20 workers have been reporting complications and nausea.
Hazlet fireplace and first assist squad members responded, together with Monmouth County EMS Activity Pressure and the Monmouth County Hazmat Staff, with 15 to twenty ambulances known as to the scene as a precaution.
The shop was to remain closed till additional discover, in line with police on the division's Fb web page.
In a totally unrelated incident, a distinct retail location was coping with an sudden closure up in Union County.
A Walmart in Linden had posted an indication to its doorways on Tuesday, saying the shop was closed for "extra cleansing and stocking" and would reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday.

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