Gas leak at Devonport navy base

Last updated 14:06 30/01/2013

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A worker was taken to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at the Devonport Navy Base this morning.

Navy spokeswoman Lieutenant Commander Vicki Rendall said the man inhaled a small amount of gas while changing the chlorine gas bottles at the navy swimming pool.

The man was taken to North Shore Hospital for a check-up.

Firefighters attended to monitor the impact of the leak.

The navy will review the incident and consider whether any changes can be made to prevent a similar incident, she said.

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