HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – HAZMAT crews responded to a situation in the 200 block of LaSalle Avenue, Thursday afternoon.
Officials say chemicals were being used in the remodel of a home. A worker became sick and paramedics were called to the scene. HAZMAT teams were called in because of the chemicals involved, but neighbors were never asked to evacuate.
The man was transported to the hospital, where he died. Hampton Police conducted a death investigation and determined 62-year-old Melvin Stephenson died of natural causes, unrelated to the HAZMAT situation.