More than 30 people, including children, were taken to area hospitals following a chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, Texas. The number of people affected continues to climb. The leaks have been identified as a combination of sulfuric acid and liquid bleach.
Of those taken to the hospital, several individuals reported serious personal injuries, with many listed in critical condition. More than 100 patrons have gone through the decontamination process.
The types of injuries related to chemical spills vary, but may include eye injuries, skin irritation, and potential organ injuries. These injuries may occur as the result of direct exposure such as inhalation or ingestion of a chemical. They may also arise due to general contact with hazardous materials. In this instance, at least one individual reported serious respiratory distress.
Victims at the water park reported a chaotic scene and worry about the long-term effects of the contamination.
At Hilliard Martinez & Gonzales LLP, our attorneys are experienced with serious personal injuries. We have more than 3 decades of experience assisting individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
When a hazardous chemical spill occurs, and individuals are harmed, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney at once to begin an investigation into all the factors surrounding the incident.
In this instance, details surrounding the chemical spill remain under investigation. For more information, or if you suffered an injury at Hurricane Harbor or any other water park, please contact the experienced water park accident attorneys at Hilliard Martinez & Gonzales LLP for a confidential consultation.