Posted: Wed 9th Apr 2014

Saltney Chemical Incident: Reports up to 10 taken to hospital following toxic vapour release.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014

Crews from Chester, Deeside, Wrexham and Buckley, along with the Incident Response Unit from Deeside and the Environmental Protection Unit from Wrexham attended a chemical incident at the English Provender Company River Lane Industrial Estate, Saltney. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Firefighters and ambulance crews were called to the factory at 9.55 this morning following the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It is believed that two cleaning chemicals were mixed, causing toxic vapour to be released. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A spokesperson for North Wales Fire Service said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been working closely with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Countess of Chester Hospital and have decontaminated a number of casualties as a precaution.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We were called at 9.34am today to an incident at a commercial property on River Lane Industrial Estate, Saltney. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We sent two rapid response vehicles and four emergency ambulances to the scene, where 12 people required treatment. Of the 12, two people were discharged at scene and 10 people were taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital in a stable condition.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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 A statement from the he Countess of Chester hospital said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘Decontamination facilities have been in operation on the site. This has been a precautionary measure for treatment of a small number of patients from an incident in Saltney earlier this morning.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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