World of the Bizarre
Smell from fridge puts 11 people in hospital
By T.K. Randall
June 30, 2015 · 13 comments
The fridge was believed to have contained a chemical residue. Image Credit: PD - Yinan Chen
A fridge at the University of Kentucky smelt so bad that it ended up hospitalizing nearly a dozen people.
Most of us will be familiar with what happens when something goes off inside the refrigerator, but for workers at the University of Kentucky's Dimock Animal Pathology building this week the smell from one particular fridge was so overwhelmingly awful that the place had to be evacuated.
The stink, which was first noticed when workers arrived on Wednesday morning, required all personnel to be decontaminated by the fire department while some of the worst affected workers were taken to hospital with conditions ranging from eye and skin irritations to nausea.
Officials later revealed that the fridge, which had been carried to the department from another campus, had contained chemical residue that is believed to have been responsible for the smell.
The area has since been cleared out and the building has now been reopened.
Source: ITV News
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