Level 3 Hazmat Earlier this Month in Longwood Medical

On December 8th 2020, around 09:00 hours Boston Fire and Boston EMS responded to the Merck Research Labs in the Longwood Medical Area after a worker was exposed to an unknown hazardous material.

Crews quickly decontaminated the victim and transported him to the hospital after he continued having symptoms of exposure. A level 3 Hazmat response was requested by Fire Command and the incident was investigated. Luckily the internal containment systems within the lab successfully contained the situation and no risk was posed to the other staff in the building.

The fire department with the assistance of building management was able to guarantee no further injuries and eventually clear the scene. At this time no further information is available.