Woman suffers from chlorine leak in Kryvy Rih

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported that the operator of the chlorine installations was delivered to a hospital with suspected chlorine poisoning
16:55, 3 September 2018

Chlorine leak occurred in Kryvy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, as a result, a woman suffered. The governance of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk region reported.

‘On September 3, at 8:20 a.m., an information on chlorine leak occurred on the site of the warehouse on Nikopolske Highway in Kryvy Rih was received. During the transfusion of the liquid chlorine from the tank with a capacity of 96 cubic meters to the transportation container with a capacity of 0.8 cubic meters, the sealant in the valve between the tank and the container broke down and led to the chlorine leak of 25-30 kg. The chlorine gas cloud with a volume of about 3 cubic meters occurred, which spread over the area of 100 square meters,’ reads the message.

It is noted that as of 8:55, the chlorine leak was localized and eliminated at 9:05 a.m. Yet at 10:20, a woman, operator of the chlorine installations was delivered to the Kryvy Rih Regional Hospital with suspected chlorine poisoning.

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