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1 posted on 09/08/2011 9:14:12 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Wrong mixture of common cleaning supplies produced chlorine gas?


2 posted on 09/08/2011 9:16:41 AM PDT by umgud
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To: rawhide
Previous article from yesterday:

http://www.ajc.com/news/fumes-at-mcdonalds-leave-1161928.html

Fumes at McDonald's leave 2 unconscious, sicken 9

Nine people were taken to a hospital after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant outside Savannah, authorities said.

One of the customers who was found unconscious in the restroom was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Pooler Fire Chief Wade Simmons said.

Simmons said the firefighters who first arrived smelled an unusual odor, and the restaurant was evacuated. He said people were complaining of difficulty breathing.

At least 20 people, including three Pooler firefighters who responded to the restaurant, were decontaminated by a hazardous materials team as a precaution, Simmons said.

Officials suspect cleaning chemicals in the restroom are to blame, but a specific cause had not been determined, Simmons said.

The restaurant is near I-95 and U.S. 80 in Pooler. The town is about 10 miles west of downtown Savannah.

A McDonald's representative at the company's Illinois headquarters was trying to obtain further information about the incident.

3 posted on 09/08/2011 9:16:59 AM PDT by rawhide
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We peons will never know.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 9:17:27 AM PDT by null and void (Day 957 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: rawhide

Mixing two common household/bathroom cleansers WILL generate poisonous gas;we had a new janitor nearly kill himself that way.And the management of an upscale restaraunt removed and banned one of those from their stores,because if only one of the two are used,either is perfectly safe.Mixing the two is disastrous.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 9:19:03 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: rawhide

Michael Moore farted?


7 posted on 09/08/2011 9:20:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: rawhide

Hope it wasn’t the special sauce.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 9:21:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: rawhide
Wouldn't be surprised if a staff member mixed bleach with ammonia, thereby creating poisonous gases.
9 posted on 09/08/2011 9:21:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: rawhide

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20000726&slug=4033719

There are other similar reports out there. Too early to tell with this story, it could be an accident, I certainly hope it is.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT by DBrow (Oh the Huge Manatee!)
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More from marketwatch.com:

An 80-year-old Florida woman died Thursday after falling victim to fumes at a McDonald's restaurant in Pooler, Ga., the Associated Press reports. Anne Felton and her husband were customers at the restaurant, from which 10 people were taken to a hospital.

14 posted on 09/08/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT by rawhide
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Where is Pooler?


15 posted on 09/08/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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Location near a port. Someone testing a shipment? If this is not an accident, a real problem is traveling away from this region. Hope there is a handle on what happened quick.


18 posted on 09/08/2011 9:33:48 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Custodian poured bleach on top of Drano? Phosgene is a bitch!


19 posted on 09/08/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: rawhide

Hope this is a cleaning accident and nothing more...

Haven’t eaten at a McD’s in years. If they brought back the Big Mac For $1 special they used to have (what...10yrs ago?), I’d head there on foot right now.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 10:07:23 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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Another link for this incident ... http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/08/2396439/woman-sickened-by-fumes-at-ga.html


25 posted on 09/08/2011 10:33:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: rawhide
I wonder if it was carbon monoxide?
26 posted on 09/08/2011 10:36:28 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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