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Fumes Send Workers to Hospital

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Concrete sealing blamed for breathing problems at Toyota Boshoku plant

About two dozen workers at a Gibson County automotive plant were taken to hospitals with breathing problems. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana says Princeton crews responded to

a patient with respiratory discomfort at the Toyota Boshoku plant Wednesday night.

The union says while crews were tending to the patient, they discovered more workers with the same respiratory issue.

Turns out, the floors were recently sealed with a concrete sealant and it was

causing headaches, difficulty breathing, and blood pressure issues.

Crews called for additional resources and the facility was shut down for the night.

Officials said the transportation of employees to hospitals was precautionary.

The Boshoku plant makes interior components for Toyota vehicles.