A potentially tragic accident occurred yesterday at One Market: Two employees spilled hydrogen chloride in a bathroom, causing the restaurant to be evacuated. HCl turns into hydrochloric acid on contact with body tissue and can cause burns, eye irritation, and lung damage from inhalation. The two injured employees were taken to the hospital; no word on their condition. [KTVU] Update: Reps for the restaurant have clarified that the two employees were given a clean bill of health yesterday evening and were back at work today.
by Allie Pape