HazMat spill at UPS facility in South Holland injures nine workers

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    HazMat spill at UPS facility in South Holland injures nine workers - Chicago Sun Times

    Nine workers at a UPS facility in south suburban South Holland received medical treatment Wednesday after a drum containing hazardous materials was punctured on a loading dock.

    About 10:30 a.m., employees of the United Parcel Service Freight facility at 601 W. 172nd St. in South Holland grew ill after puncturing a “small drum” containing hazardous materials while unloading it on the dock, UPS spokesman Ira Rosenfeld said. The puncture caused "fumes," prompting a HazMat situation.