One person is dead after a chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings site in Burlington, Massachusetts on Thursday.
A restaurant clerk was hospitalized after being exposed to "a strong detergent" and died shortly thereafter. said the Burlington Fire Department in a statement. The worker told the firefighters who arrived at the scene that he felt sick after inhaling smoke.
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"Anyone who was in the restaurant at the time and thinks they are affected by the incident should consult a doctor immediately," said the department.
John M. Guilfoil, spokesman for the fire department, said on Twitter that eight more people wanted to be treated in a hospital, six patrons and two employees.
The building was vacated at around 6:00 pm local time due to a Tier 1
The Burlington Fire Department stated in its statement that there is no active threat to public safety and the investigation is ongoing. The department added that the Federal Office for Safety and Health at Work had been informed of the incident.
Buffalo Wild Wings said Thursday evening in a statement that questions would be forwarded to local authorities to determine the cause of the accident.  "We are shocked and saddened to learn of this terrible accident at our franchise-owned sports bar, and work closely with our franchisee and the authorities as they conduct an investigation," the company said in a developing story ,