Staff flee danger gas at Rotherham chemical plant

Staff flee danger gas at Rotherham chemical plant

By Tom Sharpe | 06/04/2011 0 comments

Staff flee danger gas at Rotherham chemical plant

STAFF were evacuated from a chemical works following the leak of potentially harmful gas.

Firefighters imposed a 100-metre cordon as a precaution after they were called to the Victrex plant, on Ginhouse Lane, Thornhill, at around 12.15am this morning..

A fire service spokesman said that six members of staff escaped unharmed and members of the public were not put at risk by the leak of highly corrosive boron triflouride.

He added: “Crews from Stocksbridge and Darnall joined a team from Rotherham at the incident and, ultimately, nobody came to any harm.”

Firefighters left the scene shortly before 3am.

Victrex makes thermoplastic products for a range of industries.


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