New Hampshire hospital evacuated after suspected chemical leak

The scene outside Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, after the emergency room and operating room were evacuated on Aug. 11, 2017. CBS Boston

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Seventeen staff members were evacuated from the Exeter Hospital operating room in New Hampshire after they began to feel dizzy.

In a statement, Exeter Hospital said staff and patients in the operating room complained of dizziness Friday morning due to “an unknown cause.” The hospital said it closed the emergency and operating rooms “out of an abundance of caution.”

The Epping Fire Department said it was dispatched for a carbon monoxide problem.
The emergency room, which is located near the operating room, was evacuated as a precaution, CBS Boston reports, even though no patients in that area complained of dizziness.

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