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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