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Chemical spill in Kidderminster

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On Thursday 2nd July at 12:09pm, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to reports of a chemical spill at a business in Firs Industrial Estate, Kidderminster. Fire appliances from Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Stourport-on-Severn and an Environmental Protection Unit were deployed to the incident, which involved the spillage of approximately 1000 litres of nitric acid.

Fire crews identified the risks and worked closely with colleagues from West Mercia Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) to make the area safe. The police placed a 50 metre cordon around the area to prevent access to the site and paramedics treated two male casualties at the scene for minor injuries.

Station Commander Bob Sproat from HWFRS said: "The very effective response from HWFRS and partner agencies allowed us to bring this incident to a safe conclusion. The ambulance service dealt with two casualties and our colleagues at the police cordoned off the area. All actions taken ensured that the incident was brought to a safe and swift close, allowing businesses in the area to continue trading."

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 01905 368 319