State investigators say human error caused toxic cloud at Wyandot Lake

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2002 4:38 AM | Contributed by jimmybob

A chlorine cloud that sickened swimmers at Wyandot Lake in June apparently was caused by human error, state investigators said. Tests after the incident showed the system worked fine, state investigators said, suggesting that the valves and computer controlling the flow of water, chlorine and hydrochloric acid had been set improperly. Directly mixing chlorine and acid creates potentially deadly chlorine gas.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 5:53 AM
Sounds like the park needs to deal honestly with these people. Chlorine clouds are not a naturally occurring phenomena. Paying expenses up front could prevent future law suits.

If your child is injured, you are out $4000 (or your deductable and copays), and the park is not willing to even reimburse you your costs (which can be done with no admission of guilt), you are going to be very angry and will probably wind up suing.

While I'm strongly opposed to trivial law suits, this is just asking to be sued. *** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 8/27/2002. ***


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