Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chemical spill in New Zealand tannery injures 21 with toxic fumes

TWO people are in a critical condition and 19 others have been injured after breathing in hydrogen sulfide following a chemical spill at New Zealand's only leather tannery.

Emergency services were called to Tasman Tanning Company in Whanganui just before 5pm (1500 AEDT) on Friday following a chemical spill.