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7 People injured after HAZMAT situation in west Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Seven people were taken to the hospital after a HAZMAT situation in west Charlotte.

The incident happened at a plant owned by Wikoff Color on the 2800 block of Interstate Street just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters reported a strong chemical odor after, they say, welding was being done in poorly-ventilated area.

Medic confirmed that seven people were being taken from the scene to an area hospital. Firefighters confirmed they were injured due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

All those injured, who were employees of the plant, were released from the hospital Monday night with doctors' permission to return to work Tuesday, Art Dennis of Wikoff Color told WBTV.

The victims' names have not been released.

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