34 Hospitalized When Overcome By Perfume

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

At first, fire officials suspected that carbon monoxide or some other poisonous fumes might have sickened almost 150 people at a Fort Worth bank call center.

What they learned was they were fallen by perfume.

MedStar ambulance spokeswoman Lara Kohl says 34 people were
taken to hospitals, 12 by ambulance, after reporting dizziness and
shortness of breath at the Bank of America call center. She says
another 110 were treated at the scene and released.

Fort Worth fire Lt. Kent Worley says hazardous material specialists checked for carbon monoxide or other hazardous fumes, but found nothing.

A worker told a fire investigator that two co-workers became ill after someone sprayed on perfume. When a supervisor announced on the office intercom that those feeling ill should leave, dozens did - including some from other floors.

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