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HARVARD, Ill. (WLS) — Seven employees at a food and beverage plant in northwest suburban Harvard had to be hospitalized Tuesday night after an acid spill was reported.

Harvard fire officials said the spill was reported about 10:10 p.m. at the Dean Foods plant, located at 6303 Maxon Road.

Multiple fire departments and ambulances from surrounding suburbs assisted at the scene after workers began feeling sick.

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The seven employees were taken to four hospitals in Harvard, McHenry and Huntley, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, fire officials said.

The building was ventilated and the hazmat was contained to the building. An onsite supervisor said the plant is back to normal operations.

A cause of the hazardous materials incident is under investigation.

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Source: ABC7

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