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Noxious fumes release sends CSO staff running again

Published:Friday | February 14, 2014 | 10:31 AM

The Central Sorting Office (CSO) at 6-10 South Camp Road Kingston has been closed following another noxious fumes leak.

Members of staff had to be evacuated as persons complained of a burning sensation in their eyes.

At least two staff members also fainted.

It is the second time there is such an incident in just under a year.

SEE: CSO staff evacuates after noxious fume release

Workers and customers at the CSO of the Post and Telecoms Department in Kingston had to be evacuated on February 28 last year, after noxious fumes were detected at the building.

WATCH: Noxious fumes at CSO last year (from our archives)

A fire truck lingered as fire-fighters attempted to determine the cause of the suspected noxious fumes.

A team from the Health Ministry was also present.

Workers told The Gleaner that they were asked to evacuate about 8:30 a.m. but said the odour was detected from as early as 6:30.

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