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8 employees hospitalized after chemical spill at west suburban factory

Eight workers at a west suburban factory were hospitalized after an acetone spill early Monday.

Police and fire crews were sent to Grayhill Inc., 541 W. Hillgrove Ave. about 6:39 a.m. after some employees became exposed to acetone following a spill, LaGrange Fire Dept. Capt. Rick Griffin said. The factory makes keypads for electronic devices.

The scene was cleared when fire crews arrived, although firefighters ventilated the area as a precaution, Griffin said.

Eight employees complained of suffering from nausea and dizziness and were taken to Advocate LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Griffin said. None of the injuries appeared to be serious.

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