SWIFTWATER, PA — Six contract workers renovating a building at the Sanofi Pasteur
campus were hospitalized after being exposed to a cleaning chemical, according to the Pocono Record
It remains unclear what chemical the workers were exposed to before they began vomiting and were rushed to the Pocono Medical Center
late Sunday evening, the story stated.
All six workers were released after roughly an hour-long stay at the hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries, the story noted.
Sanofi Pasteur spokeswoman Ellyn Schindler said: "Contractors working at the Swiftwater site reported awareness of an odor, which was later identified as a cleaning solution associated with some scheduled facility maintenance."
Sanofi Pasteur, a human vaccine producer, has its own emergency response group on campus that handles situations like the one that occurred over the weekend, the story added.