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Burning hot plate brings hazmat crews to Boston hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, March 3, 2016

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A hot plate burned a plastic container, prompting a hazmat investigation at Boston Children's Hospital February 29, according to a report from WBZ-TV.

According to the report, fire crews responded around 9 p.m. to a laboratory on the 10th floor of the 16-story building. Initially, the response was considered a Tier 3 hazmat response, which is a long-term operation with a full team for a large release of hazardous materials. Crews were downgraded to a Tier 1 response around 9:45 p.m.

No one was hurt, according to the WBZ report, but five workers were evacuated as a precaution after the melted container caused a haze in the room, and the scene was cleared around 10 p.m.

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