Update: Investigation launched into chemical leak at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham

Chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
3:54 PM

The cause of a chemical leak in a north Norfolk holiday park swimming pool is being investigated by officials.

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The scene in 2012 of the chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYThe scene in 2012 of the chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Three young children taken to hospital as a result of the leak have returned to Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham and the pool was reopened hours later.

North Norfolk District Council will now look into the incident according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The chemical leak happened on Monday during routine maintenance. Emergency services were called and the swimming pool was evacuated, with three children taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council said they were notified of the incident by the Health and Safety Executive.

She said: “We will conduct an investigation to identify the cause. Based on the findings we will make any recommendations or necessary action to be taken.”

Andrew Hird, chief executive at the park who said the incident was due to a vapour leak, said the children were out of hospital.

He said: “They are back on holiday. It is all sorted now and there are no problems.”

Three children, about ages two, five and nine had been taken to hospital and a family of three were also treated and made their own way to hospital.

Three ambulances, a rapid response car and a paramedic officer had been dispatched.

Paramedic officer, Lee Fox said: “There were patients who were coughing, and complaining of sore throats and stomach aches.”

In October 2012, 10 people were treated after a chlorine leak at the park and a man in his 60s was taken to hospital as a precaution.

4 comments

  • Sharon White

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • It's a brilliant site but looses it by bad or ignored management. Health and safety is a must with so many people about in particular children. I hope the site management will be paying the full cost of the Emergency Service turned out for the Incident. are the contractors going to be named as they appear to be a contributing factor

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    edifir

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • This is the 2nd incident involving contractors at the site within 2 years Should the pool be closed whilst routine maintenance is going on. There are several Health and Safety issues at this site besides the swimming pool. North Norfolk DC should be having an in depth inspection of the whole site.. Dirty unkempt patios Pot holes in the ground walk ways. Loose footing Slabs. To name a few Fire precautions. Speeding of both guest and staff vehicles through the site No driving tests for staff or health and safety advisories. Duty of Care humbug

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    edifir

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Two dangerous leaks in two years. Coincidence or poor management?

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    stormy

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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