[06 FEB 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Dozens Hurt In
crews and hospital staff from Warwickshire and the West Midlands
have been called into action after dozens of people were injured
in a chemical spill.
than 50 people were hurt, 15 seriously, after a chemical spill on
an industrial estate in Tamworth in Staffordshire this morning.
of the injured were taken to the George Eliot hospital in Nuneaton
and crews from Warwickshire and West Midlands Ambulance Service
were called in to help as the scene was declared a major incident.
hospitals throughout the area were put on red alert.
injuries were caused by the leak of titanium tetrachloride from a
tanker. The chemical turns to hazardous hydrogen chloride when in
contact with the air.
were treated with drugs and oxygen by doctors at the scene before
being transferred to hospital.