10 people knocked unconscious within the hour... due to some sort of chemical reaction at their place of employment.

New Bedford, MA police say they've sealed off the area near ABC Disposal on Route 140. It's located in an industrial park... away from homes.

Associated Press reporting something was brought to the facility that made poeple-- mostly employees-- ill.

A Haz Mat team was decontaminating victims before they were transported to an area hospital for treatment for respitory issues.