- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Yeager Airport has reopened following the release of personal hygiene products in a suitcase that sickened four workers.

Airport director Rick Atkinson tells media outlets that four Delta Global Services employees were exposed to the substance while handling the bag in the Charleston airport’s baggage area.

He says the workers experienced shortness of breath and developed what appeared to be a rash. Two drove themselves to a Charleston hospital, where they were decontaminated. The other workers were decontaminated at the airport.

The airport was closed following the incident late Wednesday. It reopened early Thursday morning.

Atkinson said the hygiene products were either tossed around or broken, causing the irritation to the workers.


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