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Two hospital workers injured in chemical spill

The Kelowna Fire Department HAZMAT team is cleaning up a chemical spill at Kelowna General Hospital, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Dan Couch (with permission)
September 08, 2014 - 10:31 AM

KELOWNA – A chemical spill at Kelowna General Hospital Monday morning has landed two hospital workers in the emergency room.

The fire department’s HAZMAT team is cleaning up a spill of chlorine and muriatic acid which when mixed together produces mustard gas, according to Global Okanagan.

The call came in about 9 a.m.

The workers are being treated for eye and lung irritations, fire officials say.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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