A HAZMAT team was called to the Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center in north Nashville early Monday morning after reports of a hazardous chemical spill.
About a dozen employees were evacuated from the center on Briley Park Boulevard South due to a possible ethylene oxide leak around 2 a.m.
The chemical is used to clean surgical equipment and is highly flammable.
Firefighters arrived on scene but didn’t have the equipment needed to test the air quality so a HAZMAT team was called in to check the oxygen levels.
No ethylene oxide was detected and employees returned to the building just before 3 a.m.
The call was blamed on a faulty censor in the building.
No one was injured during the incident.