Upper East Side hospital evacuated after chemical spill

Andrew Weber
September 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Mount Sinai

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A chemical spill led to the evacuation of three floors of an Upper East Side hospital in Manhattan Wednesday, according to the FDNY.

The evacuation took place at about 11 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital on Madison Avenue near 100th Street.

Mount Sinai said in a statement, "A chemical incident occurred in a research laboratory, a non-patient care area, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The FDNY was immediately contacted, and they coordinated efforts to contain the incident."

The statement continued, "Out of an abundance of caution, designated floors were temporarily evacuated. Since this is a non-patient care area, there was no impact to ambulatory or inpatient care. There were no injuries related to the incident, and at no time were any patients or members of the community at risk. Operations have returned to normal. We would like to express our gratitude to the FDNY and other first-responders." 

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Three floors, the 18th through the 20th were evacuated.

The spill took place on the 19th floor of the hospital, officials said.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The spill, of sodium butoxide, has been contained.

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