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June 10, 2014

Employees out of hospital after Charlotte fumes incident

Charlotte fire officials say 10 people were treated at the Wikoff Color plant in the 2800 block of Interstate Street, near Interstate 85 and the Billy Graham Parkway.

Seven employees overcome by fumes Monday afternoon at a west Charlotte company were released from the hospital after treatment, corporate officials say.

The Charlotte Fire Department said 10 people were treated at the Wikoff Color plant in the 2800 block of Interstate Street, near Interstate 85 and the Billy Graham Parkway. The incident was reported about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Seven were taken by Medic to the hospital.

Art Dennis, a spokesman for Fort Mill, S.C.-based Wikoff Color, said those seven employees were released from the hospital Monday evening. He said the problem appeared to be carbon monoxide poisoning. “We are deeply concerned about the well-being of our employees, Dennis said. Steve Lyttle

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