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WTI employees return to work

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Three employees of Heritage-WTI taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon have been released and will be back on the job soon, according to a company spokesman.

The three employees became faint while working with a solid hazardous waste and were taken by company safety personnel to East Liverpool City Hospital, where they remained overnight for observation,

None of the three was taken by helicopter to another facility as has been rumored, public relations specialist Raymond Wayne clarified, also saying that reports by other news media of four employees being involved were inaccurate.

…When they became ill, the employees were wearing personal protective equipment that included respiratory protection while working with the material which may have contained aniline, a chemical used in a variety of ways, including blue jean dye, polyurethane and medications.”

— Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert, East Liverpool Review

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