Person taken to hospital after inhaling chemicals

The Spark building on the corner of Colombo and Hereford Sts. Photo: Newsline / CCC
The Spark building on the corner of Colombo and Hereford Sts. Photo: Newsline / CCC
A person was taken to hospital after potentially inhaling chemicals at a Cathedral Square business last night.

A St John spokeswoman said the person was in a moderate condition.  An ambulance attended the scene at the new Spark building about 7.51pm on Wednesday.

"We treated one patient and transported them to Christchurch Hospital," she said. 

A police spokeswoman said they had referred the incident to WorkSafe.

A WorkSafe spokesperson said it is investigating the incident.

"WorkSafe was notified of an incident at the Christchurch Spark building last night.

"We understand a person may have inhaled chemicals. We are making initial inquiries to establish what our next steps might be.

Two fire crews from the Christchurch central station also attended the scene.






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