Haz-Mat Concerns After Old Saybrook Fire
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Emergency Response Unit was called to Sound Manufacturing, a precision metal cutting business on Donnelly Road in Old Saybrook after a late Thursday afternoon equipment fire.A laser is used by the company and the lens is coated with zinc selenide, which can release toxic and flammable vapors when exposed to high heat.
Four employees who were exposed to the smoke appear to have symptoms of respiratory irritation.They were decontaminated and taken to Middlesex Medical Center in Essex for evaluation. .
DEEP is on the scene with local fire and police as well as the Guilford Fire Department and Sub Base Fire Department Haz-Mat Teams.