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Malden DPW garage reopened after bout with fleas

Posted by Matt Byrne  August 11, 2011 10:04 AM

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Malden Department of Public Works employees are back on the job after a brief brush with a flea infestation shut the Commercial Street garage for a day.

Workers were ordered out Monday, said Jeffrey Manship, DPW director, after he was notified that a few workers had been bit.

Exterminators swept the building, and attributed the source to a live raccoon that had entered the garage portion of the facility, possibly infesting some old furniture.

City trucks were relocated while the building and the vehicles were swept clean, and a second visit by an exterminator is planned for tomorrow to finish off the job, Manship said.

"We're back up and running now," he said.


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