KETTERING, OH – A violent chemical reaction has prompted an evacuation and sent two people to a local hospital.
Kettering fire and hazmat crews were called around 6 p.m. to Mound Laser & Photonics Center, 2941 College Drive.
According to a statement by the Kettering Fire Department, two chemicals that weren’t compatible got mixed together and created a violent reaction.
The building was evacuated, and two people in the vicinity of the incident were taken for observation to Miami Valley Hospital as a precaution, the statement added.
The reaction created a lot of heat, a lot of mess (with splattering), a cloud of gas, enough to call for an immediate evacuation.
About a dozen or two people were in the building at the time of the incident.
The facility fabricates various metal components, which are laser-cut and then treated with acids and alcohol, Durrenberg said, as part of the manufacturing process.
According to the company’s website, it serves medical and defense industries.