UPDATE: personal hygiene products sickened workers at Yeager Air - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: personal hygiene products sickened workers at Yeager Airport

Posted:
Photo from WSAZ Photo from WSAZ

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Yeager Airport has reopened following the release of personal hygiene products in a suitcase that sickened four workers.

Airport director Rick Atkinson tells media outlets that four Delta Global Services employees were exposed to the substance while handling the bag in the Charleston airport's baggage area.

He says the workers experienced shortness of breath and developed what appeared to be a rash. Two drove themselves to a Charleston hospital, where they were decontaminated. The other workers were decontaminated at the airport.

The airport was closed following the incident late Wednesday. It reopened early Thursday morning.

Atkinson said the hygiene products were either tossed around or broken, causing the irritation to the workers.

------------------------------

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Yeager Airport has reopened following a hazardous material incident that sickened four workers.

Airport director Rick Atkinson tells media outlets that four Delta Global Services employees were exposed to an unknown substance while handling a bag in the Charleston airport's baggage area.

He says the workers experienced shortness of breath and developed what appeared to be a rash. Two drove themselves to a Charleston hospital, where they were decontaminated. The other workers were decontaminated at the airport.

The airport was closed following the incident late Wednesday. It reopened early Thursday morning.

Atkinson says security video is being reviewed to determine who left the bag. He says authorities haven't determined what the substance was.


---------------------------

CHARLESTON
, W.Va. (WVVA) – The terminal at Yeager Airport reopens following a HazMat incident Wednesday night.

An advisory was released by the airport around ten stating, “three airline employees were exposed to an unknown substance while handling luggage.”

Airport road and the terminal closed while provisions were made for passengers on arriving flights to deplane and claim their luggage at an outdoor location.

WSAZ in Charleston reports, the unknown substance could be tear gas.

Two people are being checked out at CAMC General and two others were sent to a decontamination unit at Yeager Airport.

A second advisory was issued by the airport around midnight stating, “The HazMat team has examined the bag in question and has not identified any hazardous substance. The terminal is being reopened at this time.”

Stay with WVVA for the latest on this developing story. 
Powered by Frankly