HAZMAT – North-America – USA


EDIS Number: HZ-20120410-34836-USA
Date / time: 10/04/2012 17:03:31 [UTC]
Event: HAZMAT
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Massachusetts
Location: Boston [676 Mass Avenue]
Number of Deads: 1 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: 6 person(s)
Number of Evacuated: 12 person(s)
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

Twelve people were evacuated from a South End apartment building and four Boston police officers and an ambulance crew were taken to a hospital after a woman committed suicide Monday night inside an apartment by ingesting a toxic chemical, fire officials said. Boston Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dunbar said at the hazmat scene that the woman ingested the chemical on the first floor of 676 Mass. Ave. at about 9 p.m. and was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. He said four police officers and the ambulance team of two EMS workers were being quarantined at (Boston Medical Center) to determine whether they were affected by the substance.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 2012-04-10 at 17:05:57.

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