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3 Rancho Mission Viejo Starbucks employees taken to hospital as hazmat team investigates

Paramedics treated four Starbucks employees who complained of shortness of breath while at work in Rancho Mission Viejo on Sunday, Orange County fire officials said, later taking three to a hospital.

The employees left the Starbucks at the Sendero Marketplace near Gateway Place and Antonio Parkway after 2 p.m. on Sunday after they said they began experiencing symptoms.

When fire paramedics arrived, they treated the employees, who by then were not showing any more symptoms of shortness of breath, said Captain Thanh Nguyen of the Orange County Fire Authority.

However, the three employees later were taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

A hazardous materials team was headed to the location to try to determine what may have caused the employees’ symptoms.

This is a developing story. Information will be added as it becomes available.

Source: Orange County Register

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