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Two people in critical condition after hazardous materials incident at Cleveland trucking company

One employee went into a truck to scrub it and was overcome by fumes. Another man went in to assist and was likewise overcome.

CLEVELAND — Two people suffered what are being called serious injuries in a hazardous materials incident at a Cleveland truck cleaning company on Thursday. 

Crews from the Cleveland Division of Fire were called to the scene at E. 81st and Union around 12:30 P.M. 

According to Lt. Mike Norman of the Cleveland Division of Fire, one employee went into a tanker truck to scrub it and was overcome by fumes. Another man went in to assist and was likewise overcome. Lt. Norman says the department declared the situation as a hazmat and firefighters were able to pull the men out of the truck. 

Both men have been taken by EMS to an area hospital and are in critical condition.

Cleveland Fire crews are clearing the scene. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available.