BROOKLYN — Nine people were taken to the hospital after carbon monoxide started leaking in a Canarsie pickle factory Wednesday morning, officials said.
Firefighters evacuated Ba-Tampte Pickles at Brooklyn Terminal Market Building 77 near East 83rd Street and Chase Court, after they detected a high and unsafe concentration of carbon monoxide throughout the building at 8:50 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
Nine people, two of them who were in serious condition, were taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital, according to the spokesman.
Fire officials were still investigating the cause of the gas leak, the spokesman said.
An employee for Ba-Tampte Pickles said that the company was fully operational after the incident, but would not provide any other details.
"Right now we have no comment until we further find out other information," said the employee, who refused to give his name.