Buffalo Wild Wings
Chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise in the United States, Canada, India, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam which specializes in Buffalo wings and sauces.
Buffalo Wild Wings Chemical Accident News
Boston’s WHDH-TV reported: Emergency crews responded around 5:30 p.m. to the Buffalo Wild Wings in the town of Burlington, located about 16 miles outside of Boston, after receiving reports that a chemical reaction had happened in the restaurant’s kitchen.
NEW: 1 person dead and several other people sickened after chemical incident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts. https://t.co/J258GuucI7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 8, 2019
A male employee was found suffering from extreme nausea after being exposed to a strong chemical cleaning agent and was taken to the hospital. He died that same evening, Burlington Interim Fire Chief Michael Patterson confirmed. His name has not been known yet.
Police and fire crews evacuated the restaurant. A state hazmat team was also called to the scene.
Around 10 people, including 2 patrons and 8 employees, found themselves in the hospital after the accident, where they were placed on oxygen and remained under observation, Patterson said. The chief urged others who were at the restaurant Thursday night to also have medical assistance.
Chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings: A Buffalo Wild Wings spokesperson said in a statement: “We are shocked and saddened to know of this terrifying accident at our franchisee-owned sports bar, and we are working closely with our franchisee and the authorities to conduct an investigation”.
Injuries and Deaths
Chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings: One restaurant employee died and around 10 other people, including patrons, were hospitalized on Thursday following a chemical reaction at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts.
1 dead, many ill after chemical mishap at restaurant https://t.co/8SUWLr17pG
— MSN News (@MSNNews) November 8, 2019
Chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings: The Buffalo Wild Wings location remained closed Thursday night.
Authorities believe a different employee was preparing the cleaning agent to mop the kitchen floor when he smelled the fumes and immediately fled the building. The man who later died stayed behind to try to mop the cleaning solution out of the back of the restaurant, Patterson said.
Police and fire are conducting an investigation into the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also been notified.