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Teens Sprayed By Crop Duster In Illinois Field

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating an accident where about 70 teenagers were sprayed with a fungicide as they worked in a corn field near Pesotum.

Authorities say about 75 people, many of them teenagers, who were part of a detasseling crew were accidentally sprayed.

Four were transported by ambulance to Carle Hospital with breathing problems and flu-like symptoms.

The rest were driven to the hospital to be checked out.

There we no other serious injuries reported.

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