Injured tannery worker to leave hospital

21:12, Nov 04 2012

The second man hospitalised after a chemical incident at a Whanganui tannery will be released from hospital today.

Two men, aged 51 and 52, were flown to Wellington Hospital on Friday after a hydrogen sulphide leak at Tasman Tanning.

Nineteen others were treated at Wanganui Hospital.

Capital & Coast District Health Board spokesman Lindsay Davis said one of the men in Wellington was discharged at the weekend.

The other man, who had been in intensive care, was due to be released from hospital today.

Tasman Tanning produces leather products and says on its website that it is the only finished leather tannery now in New Zealand. It has more than 200 staff and processes and sells leather for upholstery, footwear, accessories and the aviation and marine industries worldwide.