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UPDATE: Company officials release cause of Puritan evacuation

A gas nozzle that was incorrectly installed on a heating unit is to blame for an evacuation at the Puritan plant in Pittsfield Thursday night.
A gas nozzle that was incorrectly installed on a heating unit is to blame for an evacuation at...
A gas nozzle that was incorrectly installed on a heating unit is to blame for an evacuation at the puritan plant in Pittsfield Thursday night.
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT
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PITTSFIELD, Maine (WABI) - A gas nozzle that was incorrectly installed on a heating unit is to blame for an evacuation at the Puritan plant in Pittsfield Thursday night.

Company officials say that caused the gas to mix improperly and cause the smell in the factory that led to employees getting headaches and feeling light headed.

They say it’s been fixed and all others have been checked.

Five employees working there were taken to the hospital last night. They say they are all doing well.

Fire crews were called and the buildings were evacuated.

They say the building has been determined to be safe.

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