9 Taken To Hospital For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(BURLINGTON, KY) -- Nine people were taken to University Hospital Wednesday afternoon after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

It happened at Turner Plastic Innovations in Burlington around 1:30 p.m. when the workers reported feeling dizzy and suffering from headaches and vomiting.

A doctor says the workers saved their own lives when they realized there was a problem.

"Carbon Monoxide is an extremely dangerous poison and they were lucky to know that they were sick and they got out of the building as quickly as possible and they were still walking alert. Not feeling well, but at least they're going to go on and do well and go on and live their lives," said Dr. Alexander Trott at University Hospital.

Dr. Trott says that people exposed to carbon monoxide typically have to breathe pure oxygen for six hours before being allowed to leave the hospital.

Another four workers at the plant refused treatment.