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Solihull chemical alert: Staff sprayed down at Jaguar Land Rover – ’29 workers treated’ – Express

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Staff showing signs of illness were said to be “sprayed down”, according to Birmingham Live. Video footage from the scene also showed several emergency services vehicles at the Lode Lane site. Two separate sources told Birmingham Live it appeared to be a chemical alert in one part of the factory. 

West Midlands Ambulance Service posted on Twitter: “Today our team alongside senior ambulance officers & ambulance crews responded to a suspected chemical incident at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull.

“28 patients were assessed & given advice at the site with 1 person being transported to hospital with minor symptoms.”

It is reported a floor in the plant was painted yesterday and aluminium dust reacted with the paint, giving off fumes. 

One worker, who did not wish to be named, told Birminham Live: “No-one’s telling us anything and they are not sending us home.”


Local councillor Diane Donaldson also alerted the newspaer earlier in the day and said: “Today I have had reports of an incident at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull.

“Workers are being hosed down and taken to hospital.

“That’s all the information I can get.

“I’m hoping everyone is safe and nobody is taken ill.”

West Midlands Fire Service or police were not called out the plant.

The Jaguar Land Rover plant is a big employer for the area.

This comes after 10 people, including three police officers, were taken to hospital after a suspected chemical attack in Leicester.

This happened at the Cricketers pub in Aylestone in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

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