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Mar 30, 2012 8:23 PM by Jacqui Heinrich

Carbon dioxide leak sickens workers at food plant

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Hospital officials say one worker is in serious condition while all others have recovered from exposure to a carbon dioxide leak at a Northern California food processing plant.

More than 70 workers were sent to hospitals Friday after authorities say they were exposed to the leak at Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods in Vallejo.

Sutter Solano Medical Center spokesman Sy Neilson said 45 patients were treated for symptoms such as nausea, dizziness and trouble breathing.

He said all were released except for one who was admitted in serious condition due to more serious symptoms doctors wanted to monitor.

None of the 30 patients being treated at the hospital chain's Vallejo Medical Center was expected to be admitted for treatment.

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