- The four employees became sickened after eating at Inovio Pharmaceuticals
- Authorities said each person ate some of a co-worker’s shrimp casserole
- A man, 60, collapsed outside the company and reportedly stopped breathing
- He was taken to a local hospital, but his condition is still unknown, officials said
- Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of the sudden illnesses
Four people were sickened at a pharmaceutical company in California, including a man who reportedly stopped breathing, after they ate a co-worker’s shrimp casserole.
A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman said a 60-year-old man collapsed outside Inovio Pharmaceuticals shortly after eating the casserole on Wednesday.
All four people fell ill immediately after eating the food their co-worker brought to the office.
Four people were sickened at Inovio Pharmaceuticals (pictured) in California, including a man who reportedly stopped breathing, after they ate a co-worker’s shrimp casserole
According to local reports, the bystanders used a defibrillator and performed CPR on the man.
He was then transported to the Scripps Memorial hospital around 1.55pm. A second person also was taken by ambulance.
Officials said the man’s condition is still unknown.
Two other Inovio employees found other people to take them to get medical treatment.
Though officials know the four people ate the shrimp casserole, it’s unclear what was in the food that sickened the employees, but officials are still investigating. Authorities also have not released any information on the victims.
Inovio is a biotechnology company in Sorrento Valley that specializes in the use of immunotherapies to combat serious diseases. The company was founded in 1979.
Though officials know the four people ate the shrimp casserole (file image), it’s unclear what was in the food that sickened the employees. Authorities have also not released any information on the victims