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Faulty Sensor Leads To Evacuation Of North Nashville Warehouse

Faulty Sensor Leads To Evacuation Of North Nashville Warehouse

CREATED Jun 16, 2014

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.