19 Hull workers taken to hospital with chemical burns

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19 Hull workers taken to hospital with chemical burns

Nineteen workers from the same company have been taken to A&E today after coming into contact with toxic liquid at a Hull company.

The group had to attend Hull Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department on Wednesday morning after reporting skin irritation as a result of coming into contact the toxic substance.

It is not yet clear what the substance was that caused the injuries although a spokeswoman for the hospital told Hull Live that 19 people had been admitted on Wednesday as a result of using a “specific cleaning agent”.

The skin irritation suffered by the patients has been described as “minor” and they have all since been discharged.



Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull Royal Infirmary

One woman visiting a relative in hospital said her sister was warned that she could not be seen urgently at accident and emergency due to the sudden influx of patients.

She said: “My sister is in hospital at the minute and she’s not getting seen.

“She says there have been 19 patients taken in because of a chemical leak and described it as a major incident.”



Hull Royal Infirmary A&E department in Anlaby Road

Hull Royal Infirmary A&E department in Anlaby Road

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Nineteen people were admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department earlier today linked to the use of a specific cleaning agent by a local employer.

“All patients were admitted for observation following minor irritation, but have now been discharged.”

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