An employee ended up in hospital after a gas leak from a chlorine tank at a swimming pool. The incident occurred at the David Lloyd club in Aberdeen. The 23-year-old member of staff was taken to hospital after concern he may have inhaled chemical fumes. He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he was treated for minor chest discomfort.
The emergency services were called after reports of a gas leak. Initial reports confirmed there was a minor spillage of chemicals within a confined area. Staff and members of the public were evacuated, and the club was closed for over two hours before the all-clear was given.
Watch manager Fiona Masson said: “It was a very small leakage of the chemical chlorine. As a precaution, we had firefighters in chemical suits and breathing apparatus. They checked the area with a gas monitor and mopped up the spill. It was just a case of checking and making sure that there was no risk. The gas monitor displayed nothing. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution.”
A Grampian Police spokesman said: "An exclusion zone around the location was implemented and a large number of members of the public, including members of staff, were evacuated, pending a full assessment by Grampian Fire and Rescue Service."
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