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HSE still investigating incident at BMI The Hampshire Clinic

A CHEMICAL leak at a private hospital that led a man to A&E is still under investigation nearly a year after it happened.

On March 11, 2021, there was a leak in a chemical maintenance room at BMI The Hampshire Clinic, Basing Road, which injured three people.

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An engineer servicing a hydrotherapy pool was taken to hospital following the incident, with two others injured and treated at the scene.

It is not known what injuries they suffered or their severity.

The incident was reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – the government agency responsible for regulating and enforcing health, safety and welfare at work.

However, almost a year after the incident, the HSE said the investigation was still ongoing.

A spokeswoman added: ‘This is a complex investigation which the HSE aims to complete as quickly as possible.

The HSE investigates incidents to help improve health and safety standards.

As part of his investigation, he will determine the cause, share lessons, identify actions to be taken to prevent a recurrence and, if necessary, gather evidence to initiate proceedings.

It only investigates the “most serious professional incidents”.

During the investigation, the HSE is responsible for gathering and establishing the facts about what happened; identify immediate and underlying causes and lessons learned; and consider appropriate enforcement measures.

Investigations range from an investigation by a single inspector into a minor incident or complaint to a large investigation involving a team of inspectors and other agencies.

Circle Health Group, which runs the BMI Hampshire Clinic, was asked to comment.

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