Several people reported being dizzy, lightheaded
By MIKE MORRIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Walmart hired a private company to investigate an odor at a North Fulton County store that prompted an evacuation and sickened four people Tuesday morning, officials said.
Fire crews from Milton and Alpharetta were unable to determine the source of the smell and released the store back to Walmart about 10 a.m., said Andrew Kennedy, spokesman for the City of Milton.
Kennedy said it wasn’t clear when the store would reopen.
Firefighters responded to a call about a sulfur smell in the store at Windward Parkway and Ga. 9 about 7:30 a.m., said Kennedy. When they arrived, they could smell the odor outside the building, which had already been evacuated by employees.
Four people, believed to all be employees of the 24-hour store, were taken to a local hospital for evaluation after complaining of “dizziness and lightheadedness,” Kennedy said, describing the health concerns as “minor.”