AUGUST 15, 2005 -- Five people are sent to the hospital Monday after being exposed to propane at Dollar General stores. The stores are all in Brunswick County. It happened in Shallotte, Sunset Beach and Southport. Someone became sick at each one of them.
A county health official says the propane leaked from a malfunctioning floor cleaning machine. All five people are Dollar General employees and are expected to recover.
The county asks any customers who were in those stores and are nauseous, dizzy or vomiting, to seek medical attention immediately.