Bullring Complex Closed In Birmingham Following A Chemical Leak

Bullring Chemical Leak

26.05.2009

Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre was closed on 21st May 2009 after a chemical scare which led to more than 30 people being treated. Ten people were taken to hospital with symptoms such as nausea. Six security workers were treated for the effects of fumes and the centre was closed.

A triage centre was set up away from the building to treat people for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, watery eyes and dizziness. A total of 33 other people went to the triage centre, of which 29 were discharged after treatment.

Police are currently investigating and inquiries to date suggest that the health effects may have been caused by a petroleum-based substance contaminating either the shopping centre's ventilation or air-conditioning system.

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