28 Sickened After Gas Leak at North Carolina Plant

June 12, 2013

More than two dozen people were taken to a hospital after a gas leak at a plant in Lincolnton, N.C.

Officials say 27 employees and one firefighter were taken to hospitals in Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties Monday afternoon after a carbon monoxide leak at the R.W. Garcia Corp. plant. All of them were listed in stable condition.

The plant had been evacuated around 1 p.m. Monday. Emergency workers were called about an hour later.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the leak.

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