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.