Hazmat called to Universal Orlando back of house

WESH 2 is reporting that Hazmat crews were called early Friday morning in response to a chemical issue back of house at Universal Orlando. Around 4:00 am, the Orlando Fire Department responded to the incident after “some team members were in a laundry area where a couple of basic cleaning chemicals may have been mixed together.” A Universal spokesman said employees were sent to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

While this is not a common occurrence at Universal Orlando Resort, the action being taken by Universal is all according to protocol set up in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Universal’s first priority is the safety of guests and team members.

(Source/Photo: WESH)

2 thoughts on “Hazmat called to Universal Orlando back of house

  • January 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I will lay odds somebody mixed bleach and ammonia. I’ve seen it happen before. It will drop you in your tracks.

    • January 27, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Probably, just run until the gas dissipates. I don’t think Hazmat can do anything to stop the reaction outgassing chlorine.


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