Power plant workers treated for chlorine inhalation

An ambulance transported a 50-year-old man to the hospital after he reportedly inhaled some chlorine at the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power Sims Plant Monday afternoon.
Becky Vargo
Oct 28, 2013

 

Police reported there was no leak, and the chlorine was some leftover in a line.

Emergency crews responded to the Harbor Island plant at 4 p.m.

The victim walked out to the ambulance, before he was placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

This is the second time in two days emergency crews responded to the local power plant.

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Lt. Clint Holt reported that crews responded at 6:38 a.m. Sunday to a chlorine gas leak at the plant located at 1231 N. Third St.

Holt said the leak was small in nature and contained to the gas tank storage room. There was no threat to the public.

Two BLP employees who complained of possible chlorine gas inhalation were treated at the scene and released, he said.

The Ottawa County HAZMAT team also responded.

Crews cleared the scene just before 9 a.m. Sunday.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.

Comments

LessThenAmused

I inhale chlorine every morning, noon, and evening. Then I hop on these forums to attack everyone else, always trying to stay as off-topic as possible.

LessThanAmused

Whoops, looks like someone is having an identity crisis. Grow up son, life's too short to be mad all the time.

SCH39339

YAAUA still

bigdeal

To the fake LTA, you are not using enough. Try to double the dosage, you may start to make some sense.

 

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