BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say one person has died and eight others have been hospitalized following a chemical incident at a Buffalo Wild Wings.
WHDH-TV reports officials responded to reports of a chemical reaction in the kitchen area of the restaurant in Burlington on Thursday where they found a male employee suffering from nausea.
Authorities say one person has died and eight others hospitalized after being exposed to a strong cleaning agent at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington. Customers tell me they smelled a strong odor, their nose started to burn and people were coughing. Hear from them at 9p @7News pic.twitter.com/ME7GqJlQe3
— Nathalie Pozo (@Nathalie7News) November 8, 2019
Burlington police say in a release they believe that the employee had breathed in fumes from the cleaning agent.
The employee was taken to Lahey Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police evacuated the restaurant and are urging anyone who was inside at the time and believes they may be impacted to seek immediate medical treatment.
The cause of the chemical incident remains under investigation.