22 Colorado Rec Patrons Sent To Hospital After Chemical Exposure

A potential chlorine gas chemical leak caused the shutdown of Lafayette’s Bob L. Burger Recreation Center and sent more than 20 people to local hospitals for treatment.

Due to the possible leak, a number of agencies were called out including some as far away as Thornton and as close as Boulder and Louisville. According to Debbie Wilson, a Lafayette spokeswoman, said rec center visitors had been evacuated around 4:10 p.m. to the nearby Pioneer Elementary School. Patients were sent from this initial triage point to area hospitals for multiple symptoms: nausea, vomiting and coughing.

Lafayette Fire Chief Dave Friedel said the patients were noted as being both alert and conscious. He said many hospitals since the 22 patients would have overwhelmed one hospital. According to Friedel, each patient had been in or around the pool, and he suspects the chemicals in the pool are the cause for the exposure.

The Boulder Count Hazardous Materials Team was on the site and is investigating the incident to learn what caused the problem. There has been no determination about the case as of right now. Until the investigation is concluded, the recreation center on Baseline Road will remain closed to the public. North Public Road near the facility will also be closed.

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