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Coroner's Office employees get sick from decomposed body

The Coroner's office in Oakland was evacuated after some workers felt sick from the smell of a decomposing body.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
An employee at the Alameda Coroner's office in Oakland was taken to the hospital today after having a reaction to a decomposing body that was brought in for examining.

The employee, and 14 others, had a bad reaction when they opened the body bag just before lunch time at the office on Fourth Street near Jack London Square.

Emergency crews evacuated the building and brought in a hazmat crew to investigate after people in the building reported burning eyes and throats.

None of the injuries was serious.
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