Odor from leaking baggage sends OIA workers to the hospital

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The odor from leaking baggage made four Orlando International Airport workers ill early Wednesday morning. Three of those workers were taken to the hospital for observation, according to airport officials.

Airport officials said that the leaking baggage was reported around 4:25 a.m. and the Orlando Fire Department was notified of the substance at 5 a.m.

The hazmat team from the airport's fire department responded to remove the substance, which was from a bottle "formaldehyde," officials said.

The leak happened in a baggage area, which was shut down while firefighters cleared the scene. That area is not a part of the public baggage area, according to airport officials.

OIA officials said they handled baggage in another area of the airport while firefighters were at the scene. 

No airport operations were affected by the incident, according to officials. And the passenger with the leaking baggage was able to continue their travels.