CLEVELAND — Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a hazardous materials incident on Cleveland’s Southeast Side.
According to Cleveland fire, the incident happened at a trucking company in the 8100 block of Union Avenue.
#CLEFIREONSCENE HazMat Response at Trucking Company at E.81st and Union in 2nd Battalion. Two victims transported by @ClevelandEMS in critical condition. Crews clearing the scene. pic.twitter.com/nRfG61hsIY— ClevelandFire (@ClevelandFire) February 20, 2020
Firefighters, a hazmat unit and Cleveland EMS responded to the scene.
A 30-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man were transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to Cleveland EMS.
A Cleveland fire spokesperson said the woman was "cleaning out a semi-trailer tanker when she was overcome. Another worker went in to get her and was also rendered unconscious."
Firefighters used breathing apparatuses and used a hoist to rescue the two before the hazmat team arrived, authorities said.
No additional information has been released.