A dying worker was apparently trying to get the disinfectant off the floor after a colleague who started using it was overcome by the fumes, Burlington Interim Fire Chief Michael Patterson told reporters.
A second worker "tried to pull the product out of the building when it was overcome," Patterson says.
called and responders found the second employee suffering from nausea outside. An ambulance took this man to the hospital where he died, Patterson said.
Ten other people at the restaurant ̵
They have been treated with oxygen and none of them are considered to be in serious condition, according to Patterson.
The restaurant is closed overnight. Police and the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate, Paterson says.
"We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragic accident at our franchise-owned sports bar and work closely with our franchise and the authorities as they investigate," the Buffalo Wild Wings said in a statement. "As the investigation continues, we cannot share further comment at this time. Any additional issues will need to be referred to local authorities. "
Patterson stated that he was told that Super 8 was "just a product used in floor cleaning."
"It smelled bad"
"Imagine being in the pool but adding bleach to it. It smelled awful," Michael Bernstein told WHDH.
"I think one of the things that came to my mind was that we were sitting there like, 'What are we supposed to do? All right? Do we even have to breathe this air?'"