Confirmed: 35 employees sickened by fumes at Xerox, Montego Bay





35 employees of the Xerox ACS Business Solutions Company in Freeport, Montego Bay, St. James had to seek medical assistance after they inhaled fumes from a over-heating UPS system earlier today. The St. James Fire Department was called in and they proceeded to have the affected building fully ventilated of all the fumes. It is understood that one of the affected employees had to be rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital after fainting.



  
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Powerful earthquake rocks Gulf Coast of Mexico

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf Coast of Mexico today, and was felt strongly in the eastern section of the country. According to the USGS, the quake was centered 260 miles east southeast of Mexico City, and had depth of 59 miles. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
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St. Thomas teen charged in fatal stabbing

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JPS to address frequent Portmore power outages

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Police charge St. Thomas Pastor with rape of a Child

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Fire destroys section of Greater Portmore Pharmacy

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US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

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Alia Atkinson through to semis in Meet Record

Alia Atkinson through to semis in Meet Record
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India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

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PM calls for stronger goverance of the oceans and environments

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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

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