WHEELING, Ill. (CBS) — Several people were taken to the hospital Saturday after a hazardous gas leak at a factory in Wheeling.
At 3:30 p.m., the Wheeling Fire Department arrived at Richelieu Foods, 120 W. Palatine Rd. They found 70 employees had been evacuated from the factory – and three were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Grant Park Near Roosevelt Road
The leak was identified as being anhydrous ammonia, used for refrigeration in food processing.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
The fire department then ventilated the factory, which is about 500,000 square feet.
The source of the leak had not been identified Saturday night.MORE NEWS: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems With Records Management In Court Cases
The Richelieu Foods factory makes frozen pizzas.