A man was injured after a cooling unit leaked Freon inside of an apartment building in Shaw earlier this morning.
D.C. Fire and EMS Hazmat crews rushed to the scene of a Freon leak inside of a six-story apartment complex on the 500 block of N St. NW around 8 a.m., according to spokesman Doug Buchanan. When personnel arrived, they found that a “refrigeration or air conditioning unit” in a utility closet area was leaking the refrigerant.
A worker with the apartment building was taken to the hospital with potentially serious respiratory injuries, Buchanan said.
A contractor was called to fix the leaking unit.
HazMat freon leak – 500 blk N St SW – getting fix on now. Have transported 1 from the scene. Contractor on location pic.twitter.com/YDWOXE9t2D
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) September 12, 2016
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