Fox 26 news has learned a Sugar Land company has temporarily shut down after some employees were exposed to radiation.

A spokesperson for Thermo Fisher Scientific confirms at least 5 employees were exposed to what they call some radiological material last week.

The Gillingham Drive location was shut down Friday and all employees were told to stay home.

A rep for Thermo Fisher says the exposure happened in an isolated section on their campus and the employees affected have been tested. A statement further states the workers were not exposed above regulatory limits.

We’re told the facility will remain closed this week while a third party conducts a safety and health assessment of the full site.

The Sugar Land site manufactures gauging devices used in the oil and petrochemical industries.

A source in the company says some workers are concerned about the time line.

The time when the employees were exposed and when the rest of the staff was finally told about the incident.

We’re told by that insider the period of time was from Tuesday to Friday, a 4 day period.

But a statement from Thermo Fisher indicates all appropriate goverment agencies have been notified.

A check with the city of Sugar Land and Doug Adolph says they had not been informed of the exposure but he says the company has to only report it to the state.


  1. Anonymous April 20, 2015 7:14 pm 

    This is all true!

  2. Anonymous April 21, 2015 4:05 pm 

    This is not the first radiation exposure at the site the others have not been reported they have numerous sources on site and have no action plans if there is any radiation leak or letting the employees know if they have been exposed

  3. Anonymous April 22, 2015 11:39 am 

    And this Is all true as well … And then some

  4. Anonymous April 22, 2015 12:54 pm 

    Thermo Fisher issue. Need to dig deeper as it’s not so cut & dry. What’s happening to those who were exposed? How long has this potentially been going on? Were safety protocols followed for EVERYONE? Why are they closing that location? Previous leak issues? There are victims of severe negligence. Please consider looking deeper into the effect of a leak and how and where it goes afterwards.

  5. Anonymous April 24, 2015 11:29 am 

    What happens to the homes that this radiation was found to be in? Carpet can be replaced but what if they have tile or wood floors? What about the plumbing if findings were found? Does this need to be disclosed if they sell their homes? Craziness!

  6. Anonymous April 24, 2015 4:29 pm 

    And what about the vehicles that were taken ! Will they compensated for there loss of value !

  7. Anonymous April 24, 2015 4:32 pm 

    Something is very ” fishy “

  8. Anonymous April 27, 2015 4:49 pm 

    After today the office will be closed for another week and now they are checking every employee for contamination
    Thermofisher admitted to previous radiation contaminations and found contamination thru the whole building We are not being told the whole thruth

  9. Anonymous April 27, 2015 10:58 pm 

    Thiis contamination has gotten into a few homes . These people have lost everything there clothes home and car all in 5 days

  10. Anonymous May 2, 2015 10:55 am 

    nothing is being done please instigate further so we can get help we need

  11. Anonymous May 4, 2015 12:33 am 

    I belive I know one of the workers their talking about and would like to get in contact with someone I used to live next door to him and I have small children that have been around him

  12. Anonymous May 4, 2015 11:15 am 

    theres been more than 5 people but they are only telling about 5 why? and what happends to the homes and cars lost?

  13. anonymous May 9, 2015 3:00 am 

    One employee sold a home before this story broke. We’ve since discovered another property sale. Upon discovery of harmful exposure its null and void



  14. Anonymous May 10, 2015 1:07 am 

    One employees was in there friends car they took car so leads me to think believe that he must been exposed they took his vehicle home n he’s in a very populated environment right now what happens to people can they expose others they come n contact with also my daughter drove his car we all lived same building as my friend on here we all got small children n now I read its been kept quiet n more to story well way they got it on hush hush cuz they know there’s more n it is nit good cuz riches produce evil neways do we need to worry n contact some one definitely not gonna have company near me

  15. Bill Bob May 15, 2015 11:13 am 

    Use to work there and I’m not surprised. Been going downhill due to poor management but that’s just my opinion. Good luck to all of you.

  16. anonymous2 May 19, 2015 3:41 pm 

    This story is a powder keg waiting to explode. Please note:
    1. a highly dangerous radiation leak went undetected for 4 days
    2. 10 employees were exposed and tracked radioactive contamination to cars, homes, and in all likelihood, restaurants, churches, schools, etc…
    3. Are the state authoriities capable of handling this unbelievable disaster?
    4. This should be exposed on a national level

  17. Bilbo May 29, 2015 3:34 pm 

    This is being blown out of proportion.

    • anonymous June 18, 2015 5:23 am 

      Not from what I hear… Massive offsite survey effort with plant D&D to follow.

  18. Anonymous May 30, 2015 11:51 am 

    Bilbo tell that to the family’s that have been affected and see what they have to say ! I know I’m one of them

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