- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Seven workers at a North Texas concrete plant have been treated for minor breathing problems after a chemical accident at an adjacent business.

A spokesman for Valley Solvents & Chemicals in Fort Worth says officials are investigating what caused Thursday’s release of fumes related to hydrochloric acid. Fidel Ramirez company officials are seeking the source of the release.

Fort Worth firefighters responded to CowTown Redi Mix Inc. after some workers reported an unusual odor. CowTown Redi Mix spokesman Dave Guice (guys) says seven workers were treated after the vapors apparently drifted from the neighboring chemical facility.

Officials with MedStar EMS in Fort Worth say three of the seven patients were transported to a hospital for additional medical attention.

No chemical company workers were hurt.

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