Possible hazmat situation at west Phoenix post office sends 2 to hospital

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Phoenix Fire Department is trying to determine what sent two Postal Service employees to the hospital Wednesday morning. The two were complaining of a burning sensation in their hands after possibly coming into contact with something at work.

Hazard materials crews were called out to the post office northeast of 51st Avenue and Van Buren Street before 5 a.m. Capt. Rob McDade of the Phoenix Fire Department said the hazmat team took readings throughout the office but did not find anything dangerous.

McDade said the two employees were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Both were in stable condition, he said. The only symptom they reported was that their hands were burning.

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