COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — At least 15 employees are being evaluated after they were exposed to an unknown chemical at Baltimore County trash facility Wednesday morning.
Baltimore County fire officials said the unknown chemical came from a dog training spray. Some of the employees sustained minor injuries.
Baltimore County Fire and EMS responded to the Baltimore County Central Acceptance Facility in Cockeysville, a trash and recycling facility, after 15 to 20 employees were exposed to the irritant around 8:40 a.m.
The incident occurred when employees were sorting household recyclables inside the warehouse when the can ruptured on the conveyor belt at the facility in the 10200 block of Beaver Dam Road.
Ten employees underwent denomination procedures by showering, but no one was taken to the hospital.
The building was also evacuated while hazmat ventilated it.
Update: EMS units are evaluating 15-20 county employees at the Central Acceptance Facility in #Cockeysville. Minor injuries. Workers were sorting household recyclables when a can ruptured, expelling unknown chemical. Building evacuated during hazmat ops. ^EA
— Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) May 20, 2020