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Noxious fumes force closure of Transport and Mining Ministry

Published:Monday | April 18, 2016 | 4:13 PM

The Transport and Mining Ministry says it is awaiting clearance from the public health department to resume normal operations at its offices on Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew.

The Ministry says a team from the department is still carrying out an investigation into fumes that forced the closure of the building earlier Monday. 

The ministry says the probe began Monday morning and is to continue on Tuesday.

It says preliminary findings have suggested that poor air quality inside the building could be associated with fumes from a standby generator.

According to the Transport and Mining Ministry, the generator was activated Sunday night during a major power outage.

The ministry says its staff was sent home about 11 o’ clock on Monday morning and placed on standby to resume work at midday Tuesday.