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Man Injured After Freon Leak in Shaw Apartment Building

by Tim Regan — September 12, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

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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.

Photo via D.C. Fire and EMS

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