Firefighters respond to hazardous materials situation at John Wayne Airport; 3 employees assessed by paramedics – CBS Los Angeles

SANTA ANA (CBSA) – Firefighters responded to a hazardous materials situation at John Wayne Airport on Friday after leaking luggage was unloaded from a jet.

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At 12:25 p.m., three American Airlines employees were unloading baggage from the flight when they reported an “unknown liquid substance leaking from the cargo,” said airport spokeswoman Marisa Unvert.

Three boxes next to an American Airlines jet were spotted by Sky 9, stacked next to a wing. At least one of the boxes appeared to be leaking.

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All three employees were assessed by paramedics. None of the employees needed to be taken to the hospital, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

The department’s hazardous materials team later identified the substance as non-hazardous animal tissue that was being transported for dissection in a lab.

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