Kaiser Permanente evacuates patients and staffUPDATED 7:20 PM HST May 23, 2014Video Transcript
01 9-13 16-20 Patients and staff quickly gathered outside on the sidewalks on Pensacola Street and near Thomas Square Park, not knowing what was happening inside. LOTT- 02:22 staff complaining bad fumes nasuea irritants," JANE L--- 05:50 it was some kind of chemical --- not what you normally smell," Kaiser Permanente officials began evacuating people from parts of the building shortly after 9 this morning. LOTT - 03:56 we arlways err on side of caution and precaution staff asked to evacute building" It turns out the fumes were coming from a church driveway nearby. LOTT- 02:00 construction at church nearby-- sealant on driveway-- fumes sucked into building-- Kaiser Permanente officials decided to close the entire building by 1030am- since they had to shut off its cooling system. Anyone who missed their appointments with doctors have been asked to reschedule according to Kaiser Permanente. They say church officials apologized for the inconvenience and plan on working when the clinic is closed.