The Current evacuated after worker is injured by mix of chemicals

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A worker at the Current hotel was injured and people in the building were evacuated Thursday morning, February 7.

According to the Davenport Fire Marshal, the worker had inadvertently mixed chemicals in the basement, causing minor injuries to the worker.  The two chemicals were not compatible and the odor "was contained to a small room."

HazMat was on scene for more than an hour cleaning, removing the chemicals and ventilating the building.

The truck was taking up the northbound lanes of Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Those who were evacuated were allowed to return to the building by 1:20 p.m.

The fire marshal said the situation was under control and there was no danger to the public.

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