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In the United States due to leakage of chemicals in the data center Apple has injured 5 people

Five people were hospitalized in the U.S. city of Catawba (North Carolina) because of a chemical leak in Apple’s datacenter. This was reported by the local authorities. Data centers located in North Carolina, next to the data centers of Google and Facebook.

In the management of emergency situations of the city Catawba received a call: in the data center Apple has been leakage of hazardous chemicals, injuring five people. This was stated by the representative of the press service of the emergency management Catawba County Jim Dickerson.

According to him, there was a leak of two chemical substances. According to some, it was chlorine: employees complained of dizziness and malaise. The contaminated area was cleaned only in the evening. Affected after helping were discharged from the hospital.

Apple representatives said that chemicals that cause a sickness of employees, was used to clean the cooling systems. “The leak was quickly contained and poses no threat to anyone in the enterprise”, – said in a statement Apple. The reagent may have been released during the cleaning of the cooling system,” notes the company.

Apple’s facility, which was leaked, caters to services such as iCloud, iMessage, and iTunes.

Last week an incident occurred in the U.S. state of Arizona in the building, which is now being rebuilt under the data center Apple. He lit part of the roof. Were quickly evacuated 50 employees. Fortunately, no victims.

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