SCE evacuates call center due to ‘strong odor’

Southern California Edison (SCE) evacuated about 300 employees October 21 from its call center in Long Beach, California after a strong odor was detected in the building.

Customer service calls from the center are being re-routed to other SCE service centers.

Six employees have been taken to area hospitals and 20 others are being treated on scene for symptoms, including nausea and headaches.

The cause of the odor is not yet known. The remaining employees were evacuated to a parking lot staging area.

The fire department has sent a hazmat crew into the building to assess the situation and do an air analysis.

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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