Elk Grove Village HAZMAT at Chicago Blasting

Five civilians were rescued from a vat of chemicals and transported to
Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village and Northwest
Community Hospital in Arlington Heights Friday morning. Some civilian
patients were classified as requiring Advanced Life Support (ALS)
treatment by paramedics.

Five firefighters were transported as Code Green — the least
threatening category for patients being transported by paramedics to a
hospital.

The industrial accident occurred at Chicago Blasting and Deburring at
2550 American Lane in Elk Grove Village [MAP/SAT]. Some victiims were reported
trapped for a prolonged period.

Fire Departments from Arlington heights, Des Plaines, Itasca, Mount
Prospect, and Wood Dale assisted Elk Grove Village Fire Department for
on-scene coverage and station coverage.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was was requested on this accident.

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