July 19, 2021
More than 100 people were infected over the weekend by a chemical spill at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown water park in Spring, Texas, Tv station KPRC Reported, citing local health officials.
First responders disinfected most of the people on site. 31 people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, including a 3-year-old, while 55 people refused transportation, the Harris County Fire Marshall Bureau told the station.
Harris County District Judge Lina Hidalgo said News letters The child’s condition is stable at Texas Children’s Hospital.
As of Sunday, 28 of the people who were taken to hospital have left in good condition, the commission said.
The accident apparently began in the children’s pool when a lifeguard and then water park guests fell ill. KPRC reports that most people experience minor skin irritation and inhalation.
Fire Director’s Office chirp Hypochlorite and 35% sulfuric acid are believed to be the chemicals involved. These chemicals are often used to clean and treat swimming pools.
A park representative told KPRC that it appears that a vapor release occurred in a small outdoor section of the park and quickly dissipated.
“We are working alongside Harris County public health officials, along with third-party industry experts, to determine the cause, and will reopen the door when we are confident it is safe to do so,” the representative said in a statement. “We understand that all affected guests and team members have been released and returned to their homes. The safety of our guests and staff is always our top priority.”
Hildago ordered the park closed while the leak was investigated.