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Crews Respond to Hazmat Incident at Salem, Mass. Hospital



    Hazmat Incident at North Shore Medical Center

    Crews responded to a hazmat incident at a hospital in Salem, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    Emergency crews responded to a Massachusetts hospital Thursday after a patient was thought to have been exposed to a hazardous material.

    The patient was taken to North Shore Medical Center in Salem. A decontamination team was brought in out of an abundance of caution, according to hospital officials.

    After the response, it was determined that the patient had been exposed to a pesticide, the hospital said.

    Multiple first responders were also put through a decontamination process.

    Footage from NBC Boston's Sky Ranger showed police and fire crews at the Highland Avenue hospital's emergency room entrance.

    No further information was immediately available.

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