Acid spill in hospital, 100 evacuated

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November 8th, 2013

About 100 outpatients, visitors and staff were evacuated from a hospital in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, due to an acid spill, firefighters wearing gas-tight suits were sent into Harrogate Hospital to tackle fumes caused by the spill. The spill involved a drum containing peracetic acid which was soon made safe, the fire service said.

No-one was injured and there had been “no impact” on inpatients, a hospital spokesman said. The incident had caused minor delays in the outpatients department, but patients with appointments should attend as normal, he added.

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