NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Hazmat crews have responded to what officials are calling a ‘minor’ spill at the UPS building in New Hartford.
The call first came in a little before five a.m., and since then the building has been evacuated. The New York Mills Fire Chief says at 3:30 a.m., nitric acid was spilled at the building. Five employees were sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure, as the chemical can be a lung irritant and cause respiratory distress, according to OSHA.
The business park at Ellinwood Drive is currently taped off, and a hazmat tent has been set up.
Also, the Oneida County Sherief’s Department has set up a command post at the scene.
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