Faulty Sensor Leads To Evacuation Of North Nashville Warehouse
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A faulty sensor led to an evacuation of a warehouse that stores chemicals in north Nashville.
It started around 2 a.m. Monday at Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center on Briley Park Boulevard.
Firefighters arrived on the scene after an alarm was triggered because of a potential chemical leak. The chemical in question, ethylene oxide, is flammable and toxic.
Everyone was evacuated from the building.
Fortunately, Nashville Fire Department's HazMat team found the alarm was a malfunction, and no one was in danger.
The facility houses chemicals and other supplies used by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to sterilize equipment for surgery.