Somerset

Somerset workers hurt in chemical spill at dairy

Two people were injured in a chemical spill at a dairy in Somerset on Thursday night.

Devon and Somerset fire crews were called to the Robert Wiseman plant in North Petherton after reports that a pipe was leaking acid.

Paramedics treated one person for leg injuries and another for facial injuries at the scene.

A spokesman for the dairy said an internal investigation into the incident was under way.

Communications director Graeme Jack said the workers had come into "unintentional contact with a fluid used to clean pipes".

"Both members of staff were attended by on-site first aiders and paramedics and admitted to hospital on a precautionary basis," he said.

"They have now been discharged from hospital and are expected to make a full and quick recovery."

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