Spring, TX (July 17, 2021) – A Chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, Texas, on Saturday, July 17, 2021, resulted in the park being shut down and at least 85 park-goers requiring decontamination and another 30 going to the hospital. Spring firefighters responded to the incident and began decontamination of guests for reports of skin irritation, inhalation injury, and respiratory issues.
The cause of the chemical release has not yet been determined and the park is to remain closed until HAZMAT completes its investigation and determines that the issue is resolved. The chemical released is believed to be a mixture of sulfuric acid and hypochlorite (bleach).
Sulfuric Acid Exposure
Sulfuric acid is a colorless liquid. It is used to make fertilizers and other chemicals and is used in petroleum refining, iron manufacturing, and steel production. Sulfuric acid is a corrosive substance. In addition to corroding metals, it is destructive to the skin, eyes, teeth, and lungs. Severe exposure can result in death.
Sulfuric acid may result in severe chemical burns or even death depending upon the duration and amount of the exposure. If you were a victim of this event, prompt medical attention is advised.
Chemical Exposure Attorneys
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury and Accident Lawyers have been advocating for victims of serious injuries since 1979. If you have suffered injury from the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown chemical leak, call us for a free consultation to learn your rights.