12 injured and one hospitalised as chemical spill closes industrial estate: UPDATE (From Falmouth Packet)
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12 injured and one hospitalised as chemical spill closes industrial estate: UPDATE
2:20pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that there were twelve casualties originally reported, of these four were confirmed and treated by Westcountry Ambulance personnel, three were decontaminated on site and discharged, one casualty has been taken to hospital.
The chemical spillage has now been treated and the area made safe. Cornwall Fire & Rescue resources are now making up equipment and will soon be returning to their home stations.
UPDATE 10am: Devon & Cornwall Police are dealing with the cordons in the area, four casualties have been confirmed at the scene and have been treated by Westcountry Ambulance personnel. The Environment Agency are also in attendance.
SITA operate a refuse transfer station and a household waste recycling centre waste at the Pennygillam Industrial Estate, and while it is open, the incident may cause collection delays.
A Cornwall Council spokesman said that as Wednesday is the scheduled day for waste and recycling collections in Launceston members of the public are being asked to put their waste and recycling materials out for collection as normal. The closure of parts of the industrial estate following the chemical spill may mean that the items are collected later than usual but they will be collected during the day.
Firefighters have been tackling a chemical spill at an industrial estate at Launceston.
Two people have been injuried in a the spill at at Kensey Foods on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston.
A cordon was set up and roads were closed as the 40 firefighters, four pumping appliances and a decontamination unit dealt with the incident at 6am this morning.
Crews used sealed protection suits to investigate, however the type of chemical has not been specified
Traffic is reported to be heavy in the area.
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