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Product safety lawyers demand update on investigations into chlorine gas leak at London Olympic Park

Product safety lawyers acting for a group of individuals affected by the recent chlorine gas leak at London’s Olympic Park swimming pool have written to leisure centre management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, asking for an urgent update on investigations into the incident.

Posted on 07 April 2022

Leigh Day represents several people who were among the 200 swimmers and staff evacuated from the London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 23 March 2022.

Twenty-nine people were taken to hospital, among them a pregnant mother and daughter also represented by Leigh Day. Several others were treated with oxygen.

Leigh Day is investigating potential civil claims on behalf of the group and in its letter to Greenwich Leisure Limited it asks for a progress report on the company’s investigations into the gas leak and what was the cause.

The lawyers have asked for

  • Information on investigatory work that has been carried out to date, the provisional findings and when the investigation will be complete.
  • A copy of the expected report by Equans, who are reported to control the Aquatics Centre pump room
  • Information on the return of belongings left behind at the pool on 23 March
  • Confirmation that CCTV footage of 23 March will be kept safe
  • Copies of emergency procedures for a major release of toxic gas which should be in place
  • Confirmation that the incident has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

Leigh Day partner Thomas Jervis, who is leading the legal investigation, said:

“We represent clients who were caught up in the shocking release of toxic chlorine gas at the Olympic Park swimming pool on 23 March. We are looking for reassurance that the investigations into the incident by Greenwich Leisure Limited are well under way and that there will be complete transparency throughout.”

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