Crews were on hand to monitor the air quality at the First National Bank Tower in downtown Omaha today. Approximately 2,000 people were evacuated on Thursday after people started complaining of breathing problems. Officials are still investigating the cause but it was first believed to be from a de-scaling solution used in the building’s humidifiers. They are also looking into construction projects inside the building.
A total of 62 people were seen by paramedics Thursday. A total of 25 were taken to hospitals. All are reportedly doing well. All were bank employees.
The Tower was shut down overnight but reopened at 6 a.m.