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Dec 29, 2021

Hazlet Costco Employees Hospitalized as Store Closes

Several Costco employees were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a freon leak was reported within the store, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.

The Hazlet Costco was evacuated around 9:30 am after employees complained of headaches and nausea. Police were called to the scene to assess the situation. Several employees received medical attention outside the store while others were transported to the hospital.

It was determined that the leak occurred just before 7 am. The exact cause of the leak has not been announced.

The store is closed until further notice.