HazMat crews responded to a Kroger in Virginia Beach Tuesday night after an employee mixed cleaning chemicals, according to Battalion Chief Ken Pravetz with the Virginia Beach Fire Department.
Just before 10 p.m., emergency communications received a call from the Kroger Marketplace in the 3300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard about an employee feeling ill after mixing cleaning chemicals.
The building was evacuated, and one person was transported to a hospital with respiratory difficulty, but should be okay. Two others were being evaluated by medics at the scene, but were not transported.
Pravetz said a HazMat team responded to the scene to investigate the incident. He said they would be on scene until about 11:30 p.m.
A BRR Refrigeration worker was doing contracted work inside the Kroger when the incident occurred. He told WAVY.com he saw a worker from an outside cleaning company mixing the chemicals before beginning to clean and continued to work even though his nose was bleeding. He said there was a strong chemical smell inside the store.
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