Jaguar Land Rover staff hosed down after ‘chemical incident’

Time 9:34 am, July 8, 2019

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.

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.

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