Emergency services called to Amazon Depot in Hoo, Kent

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Emergency services called to Amazon Depot in Hoo, Kent

A chemical leak at an Amazon depot has led to several people being treated for facial injuries.

The incident happened early on the 4th December at the company's distribution site on the Hoo Peninsula.

It is believed the incident involved a HGV trailer which had arrived on the site but did not enter the warehouse and stayed outside in the yard.

Emergency services including the police, ambulance and fire were called and checked over several people.

Ambulance spokesman Rich Airey said: "Crews attended the scene and checked over a number of people for irritation to their eyes, nose and mouths. No one required further hospital treatment. Two patients had previously self-presented at hospital."

Hazardous materials officers and an incident support unit from the fire service supported specialist paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance service HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) unit.

A fire service spokesman said: "Crews carried out chemical tests at the scene after a number of people reported irritation to their eyes, nose and mouths. We are awaiting the test results, however there is no risk to the public.”

The two Amazon workers who went to hospital have since returned home.

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