Fire and Rescue officers wore protective suits to handle a chemical spill at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre on Boxing Day.
Fire and Rescue officers wore protective suits to handle a chemical spill at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre on Boxing Day. Karleila Thomsen

Chlorine sends worker to hospital

THE HERVEY Bay Aquatic Centre was temporarily closed on Saturday afternoon after a pool attendant was overcome by chlorine fumes and had to be rushed to hospital.

Neil Probert from the Torquay Fire Station said the pool attendant was in the process of adding chemicals to the pools at 4pm when emergency services were called to the scene.

On arrival Mr Probert said swimmers were asked to get out of the pool and, as a precaution, officers wore chemical protective clothing while checking the pump rooms and the centre.



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