All-clear given after carbon dioxide leak at Santa Fe Springs business

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Employees of a dry ice company in Santa Fe Springs were given the all-clear Tuesday after hazmat crews were called to investigate a carbon dioxide leak.

Employees of a dry ice company in Santa Fe Springs were given the all-clear Tuesday after hazmat crews were called to investigate a carbon dioxide leak.

An employee at Airgas Dry Ice called authorities around 1:30 a.m. to alert them that a 40,000-pound carbon dioxide tanker was leaking in the 9800 block of Jordan Circle near McCann Drive.

The employee was transferring carbon dioxide from a tanker truck when something went wrong, and gas began spewing into the air.

The building was evacuated, as were nearby businesses. Crews capped the leak shortly after 4 a.m.

A male employee was rushed to a local hospital, but he was expected to be OK, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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