05/13/11 157 W, 2 I - + 2 - 2 This Morning's Haz-Mat Incident / Highway 50

Chemicals burning in a trash truck at Highway 50 and Ten-Ten Road. Reported about 11:00 a.m. The two workers aboard the Waste Industries truck reported feeling ill. One was transported to WakeMed, after feeling a burning sensation in the back of his throat. One of the EMS workers who transported the patient also developed similiar symptoms, and was also treated at the hospital. No names or conditions have been released. Traffic was diverted from the area. One home was evacuated. The truck was subsequently moved to a different location, so the contents could be better examined. Garner and Raleigh units were on scene, including North Carolina Haz-Mat Regional Response Team 4. That's Haz-Mat 2, from Station 15. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Crews checked the contents and found cans of insecticide. Readers can perhaps expand the narrative. Sources: WRAL, WTVD, News & Observer

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