Poisoning Forces Evacuation of Omaha High-Rise

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Omaha emergency officials say a carbon monoxide leak forced them to evacuate a downtown Omaha high-rise.

The Woodmen Tower was evacuated Thursday after people working in the building's boiler room became ill.

About 200 people working in the building were evacuated and waited inside a nearby building as firefighters cleared the Woodman Tower of the poisonous gas.

Two people who had been working in the building's basement boiler room were hospitalized as precaution.


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