By CBSLA Staff

VERNON (CBSLA) – Two people have died after a liquid nitrogen leak at a food processing plant in Vernon prompted a hazmat callout Tuesday night.

Dec. 1, 2020. (CBSLA)

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The leak occurred at around 7 p.m. at a plant near Downey Road and East 44th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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A man and woman were found unconscious and rushed to local hospitals. LACFD Capt. Ronald Haralson confirmed Wednesday that the two victims, a man and a woman, later died.

A LACFD hazmat team was brought in to determine what started the leak. The substance was determined to be liquid nitrogen, Haralson said.

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The name of the facility where the leak occurred was not confirmed.