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Pomona construction site evacuated, 8 hospitalized

About 300 people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after people complained of eye irritation, minor rashes and respiratory problems.
About 300 people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after people complained of eye irritation, minor rashes and respiratory problems.
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About 300 people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon at a construction site in Pomona. 

"There was people complaining of eye irritation, minor rashes and respiratory problems. Our hazmat team responded with a few engines, and we found out there was an adhesive remover that was having a reaction," Los Angeles County Fire Captain Tom Richards said.

Richards says a hazmat team arrived at the scene at the 200 block of South Locust Street shortly after 2 p.m.

About 20 people complained of injuries, Richard said. Eight of them have been hospitalized.