15 treated at local hospital after HAZMAT incident near Rockford airport

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 3:49 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Rockford Fire Department dispatched to a local business Tuesday for a hazardous materials investigation.

First responders arrived just before noon at 6020 Cessna Dr. in Rockford for a medical call.

Several workers suffered minor breathing issues after a dry powdered chemical was accidentally released from a 55-gallon barrel drum. 15 people were treated at a local hospital in connection with the incident. Authorities say no one was seriously injured.

The scene was turned over later in the day to a Chicago-based hazardous materials clean-up company.