Friday 18 April 2014

Chemical spill: seven in hospital

There has been a chemical spill at the Chemifloc plant in Smithstown Industrial Estate in Shannon

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a chemical spill in a factory.

The incident happened at the Chemifloc plant in Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co Clare.

Five men and two women, all understood to be employees, were taken to Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick for assessment at accident and emergency.

It is understood they suffered with breathing difficulties following a chlorine spill.

The factory has manufactured and supplied water treatment products to both the private and public sector since 1981.

A Garda spokesman said the scene has since reopened.

Press Association

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