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Person hospitalised in Christchurch after chemical spill at Gelita factory

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:04PM
(Photo / File)
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A Christchurch person has suffered chemical burns after an incident at a gelatine plant.

Emergency Services were called to the Gelita factory in Woolston just after 2pm.

Fire and Emergency say they're still on the scene dealing with a chemical spill.

A spokesperson says it's still not clear yet what size it is or how it happened.

A St John spokesman says one person was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition.

Gelita has suffered issues with chemical leaks before - with a large part of the plant burning down early last year after a spill.

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