SCE’s Long Beach Call Center Evacuated Due to Strong Odor

  SCE’s Long Beach Call Center Evacuated Due to Strong Odor

Business Wire

ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- October 21, 2013

Southern California Edison (SCE) confirms the evacuation Monday morning of
about 300 employees at its Long Beach Call Center after a strong odor was
detected in the building.

Six employees have been taken to area hospitals and 20 others are being
treated on scene for symptoms, including nausea and headaches.

The cause of the odor is not yet known. The remaining employees were evacuated
to a parking lot staging area.

The fire department has sent a hazmat crew into the building to assess the
situation and do an air analysis.

Customer service calls from the center are being re-routed to other SCE
service centers.

Safety is a top priority for SCE, which is working with the fire department,
police and paramedics at the scene.

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one
of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14
million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area
within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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Southern California Edison
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Media Relations, 626-302-2255