PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Four workers at an Escambia County office complex in Pensacola were hospitalized and the building was briefly evacuated after workers smelled apparent chemical fumes from a nearby laboratory.
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The Pensacola News Journal reports that the building reopened Wednesday afternoon after it was deemed safe by the county's hazardous-materials unit.
Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says the smell began on the first floor near a laboratory used for water sampling.
Officials said exposure to the chemical can cause burning of the eyes and throat and vomiting but that the chemical is not life-threatening.