3 sickened employees prompt evacuation of Monsey office buildingPosted: Updated:
A large office building in Rockland County was temporarily evacuated Wednesday after employees complained they felt sick.
Dozens of people who work inside the building at 6 Melnick Drive in Monsey were forced to leave after three employees said they felt lightheaded and had itchy throats after being exposed to a chemical spill.
The owner of the store where the spill originated - an essential oils shop called Aroma King - told News 12 the chemical was a food-based alcohol. A hazmat team investigated, and determined the liquid not to be a hazardous material. The building and the roadway reopened a short time after the investigation.
All three employees were treated by paramedics on scene and released.
The building also houses a medical clinic, commercial restaurant equipment store and other businesses.