ONE person was taken to hospital after a suspected ‘chemical incident’ at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant.
Workers were seen being hosed down outside the factory yesterday as West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that a total of 28 people were assessed.
Its hazardous response team tweeted that staff had complained of feeling unwell in an area where a floor sealant had recently been applied but most felt the symptoms reduce once they were outside and in the fresh air.
Today our team alongside senior ambulance officers & ambulance crews responded to a suspected chemical incident at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull
28 patients were assessed & given advice at the site with 1 person being transported to hospital with minor symptoms pic.twitter.com/Qtbi7GVjWV
— ☤ WMAS HART ☤ (@WMASHART) July 7, 2019
The medics added that the workers were treated using ‘remove, remove, remove’ guidelines for dealing with exposure to hazardous substances: removing the workers from the immediate area, removing their outer clothing, and removing the substance from the skin.
Jaguar Land Rover was unavailable for comment.