HAZLET – A Costco store remained closed on Wednesday after a freon leak caused the evacuation of around 20 workers who said they felt sick.
Before 7 a.m., the Costco location along Route 35 reported the leak to Hazlet Police, as workers attempted to ventilate the store and delay opening for the day.
About two and a half hours later, police received another call from the same Costco, saying about 20 employees were reporting headaches and nausea.
Members of the Hazlet Fire and First Aid Team responded, along with the Monmouth County EMS Task Force and the Monmouth County Hazmat Team, with 15 to 20 ambulances called to the scene per measure. precaution.
The store was to remain closed until further notice, police said on the department’s Facebook page.
Different and unexpected closure
In a completely unrelated incident, another retail store faced an unexpected closure in Union County.
A Linden Walmart had posted a sign on its doors on Tuesday, saying the store was closed for “additional cleaning and storage” and would reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
Inside Amazon: A Detailed History of America’s Largest Online Retailer
Stacker has compiled a list of key moments in Amazon’s history and its current business from various sources. Here’s a look at the events that turned an online bookstore into a global conglomerate and a self-taught entrepreneur into the second richest man in the world.
WATCH: Here are 25 ways to start saving money today
These tips for saving money, whether it’s finding discounts or just changing your day-to-day habits, can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal or want to save money. money set aside
for retirement or just want to earn some pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to find out more about how you can start saving right now. [From:
25 ways you could be saving money today]
LOOK: The best holiday toys in the year you were born
With the holiday spirit in the air, now is the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic Christmas presents. Using national toy archives and data kept by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker researched products that captured the public’s mind through novelty, innovation, kitsch, eccentricity or just good timing, then propel to success.
Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know Were Born in New Jersey