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Chemical spill in Holbeach St Marks

A chemical spill at a factory in Holbeach St Marks resulted in two members of staff attending hospital last week.

The spill happened at the Bakkavor Pizza on Saturday evening. Around 30 firefighters attended the scene after being called when the spill occurred. When they arrived they attended to the two members of staff who were suffering with breathing difficulties due to breathing in an over concentrated chemical. When paramedics arrived on the scene the staff members were showered to remove any chemical residue and taken to hospital.

The area was cordoned off while fire crews carried out an investigation into what happened. It was found that none of the chemical had entered the drainage system and the area had been cleaned down before the fire brigade arrived at the scene.

A Bakkavor spokesperson stated:

“We can confirm that there was an incident of a chemical spill on Saturday evening at the Bakkavor Pizza site in Holbeach St Marks.

“The correct procedures were followed – the factory was evacuated and the emergency services called.

“Two employees were treated at the site and taken to hospital as a precaution. Both employees were released early on Sunday morning and both are well.

“The site is currently investigating the cause of the incident to ensure this can be avoided in the future.”

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