HAZMAT situation in Coronado sends five to hospital

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 2:10 p.m. — Four laborers applying a waterproofing sealant to the walls of a below-grade chamber on a parcel at Olive and G avenues were hospitalized after being overcome by chemical fumes. One police offer who entered the contaminated area was also hospitalized. 

Emergency responders administered oxygen to the crew members and officer before sending them to hospitals for follow-up care. Their ailments are not considered serious, according to Fire Chief Mike Blood. 

Police shut down the intersection as a hazardous materials team ensured the area was clear. The streets have since been opened. 

11:02 a.m. — Five people were transported to hospitals Friday after Coronado Fire arrived to an industrial work site that was compromised in a hazardous materials situation, according to Heartland Fire.

Fire officials responded to a medical request at the 900 block of G Ave. Friday. Upon arrival they found one person who had inhaled a chemical at the work site. They later found four others. The intersection of Olive Ave. and G Ave. were shut down as crews respond to the HAZMAT incident. 

Four people were transported to UCSD Medical Center and one was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.  

Coronado Fire was awaiting a hazardous materials team and Cal-OSHA around 10:45 a.m.

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