Possible toxic vapor leak in downtown office after employees complain of 'itching and burning'

CaptionCloseSAN ANTONIO — A hazmat unit responded to the scene of a possible toxic vapor leak Monday at a downtown dialysis center.First responders were called to the DaVita Rivercenter Dialysis clinic in the 1100 block of North Main Avenue around 6:45...

Possible toxic vapor leak in downtown office after employees complain of 'itching and burning'

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SAN ANTONIO — A hazmat unit responded to the scene of a possible toxic vapor leak Monday at a downtown dialysis center.

First responders were called to the DaVita Rivercenter Dialysis clinic in the 1100 block of North Main Avenue around 6:45 a.m. after several employees said they felt nauseous and their eyes were "itching and burning," according to San Antonio Fire Department Battalion Chief Wesley West.

The employees told officials a busted water pipe could have been the source of the alleged spill.

One of the employees received medical treatment, but was not diagnosed with any type of poisoning.

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A hazmat unit scanned the entire building for evidence of a toxic spill, but found none.

The building was cleared, and employees were allowed back into the building. No one was hospitalized in the incident.

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