Dozens sprayed with fungicide while detasseling corn

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Pesotum – About 70 people, many of them teenagers have been accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane.

 

The workers were detasseling corn when they were sprayed by a crop duster putting chemicals on a nearby field.

 

A decontamination vehicle and fire departments assisted with showers to clean off the fungicide. Workers were then transported to Carle Hospital for further treatment, and were then released to their parents.

 

State environmental officials and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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