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Amusement Park Mishap Causes Attendees Serious Injuries From Pool Chlorine

The last thing you expect to happen when you go swimming is to be overwhelmed by a chlorine leak.

Amusement parks have glitches, but major ones are not the normal course of business. This case happened in Sacramento, California at the Raging Waters Park in its wave pool. The park was full the day of the accident, everyone was having fun, when suddenly the pool water turned a disgusting color of green, started to bubble and people in the area started dry heaving. Something was terribly wrong.

It was August 15, 2011 and a huge cloud of the chlorine had been released into the pool. People could not breathe, their throats were dry and raspy, eyes started to tear. It was hard to navigate to the side of the pool to get out and run. No one knew what was going on, not even the lifeguards. It was sheer panic as partially blinded, wheezing people frantically headed as far away from the pool as they could get.

This leak was serious, and city fire officials declared it a level-two hazardous materials incident. An investigation revealed that there had been a mechanical failure in the system that delivers the liquefied chlorine to the pool. That glitch released too much chlorine at once and nine kids, eight adults and three park employees were taken to the hospital for medical care. There is an ongoing investigation into this matter and what caused the failure that led to this potentially deadly leak.

All of the victims involved in this incident would likely want to talk to a personal injury lawyer. They will need to pay their medical expenses, somehow. Out of the 21 people harmed, those seriously affected by the chlorine will need more intensive medical care. How would they take care of their medical bills and regular household expenses? Injuries like this often cause a wealth of financial problems for the victims and their families.

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Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit &ufding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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