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15 California aerospace workers exposed to unknown chemical

Employees at Esterline TA Aerospace, a company that makes aerospace parts north of Los Angeles, were taken to hospital


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SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—Fifteen employees at a Southern California aerospace facility have been hospitalized after they were exposed to an unknown chemical.

Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched late Monday to Esterline TA Aerospace in the Valencia neighbourhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.

Crews were unable to determine what the irritant was. City News Service says the workers were taken to hospitals in unknown condition.

The company makes clamps, insulation and other materials for the aerospace industry.

A telephone message left with the company Tuesday morning seeking comment was not immediately returned.


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