• Ten other people were said to be hospitalized after being exposed to the cleaning chemical.
  • "We believe that the victim, along with 10 other individuals, became sick once the product was released," Burlington Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson told reporters.
  • "We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragic accident at our franchise-owned sports bar and are working closely with our franchisee and the authorities while they conduct an investigation," A Buffalo Wild Wings representative told Business Insider in a statement.
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A Buffalo Wild Wings employee in Burlington, Massachusetts, died Tuesday after being exposed to cleaning chemicals, Burlington Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson told CBSN Boston .

Ten other people two customers and eight employees were hospitalized after being exposed to the chemical, which was identified by Patterson as sodium hypochlorite, a cleaning agent.

"What we believe happened is a worker at Buffalo Wild Wings used a cleaning agent on the floor," Patterson told reporters.

He added: "We believe that the victim along with 10 other individuals became sick once the product was released."

The employee who died was attempting to squeegee the product out of the building when he was overcome by the chemicals, Patterson said .

"We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragic accident at our franchise-owned sports bar and are working closely with our franchisee and the authorities while they conduct an investigation," A Buffalo Wild Wings representative told Business Insider in a statement.

The restaurant has been closed for investigation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hs been notified of the situation, CBSN reported.

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