Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Hazard teams called to railway station reports of batteries giving off sulphuric acid fumes

PUBLISHED: 16:16 17 September 2018

Colchester railway station Picture: GOOGLE

Colchester railway station Picture: GOOGLE

Google

Industrial batteries in the control room of a railway station overheated giving off suspected sulphuric acid fumes.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to Colchester Railway Station, in North Station Road, at around 3.15pm to report of “concern over battery fumes”.

“Crews were called to Colchester Station after reports that a person was suffering from the effect of hazardous fumes and had been taken ill,” a spokesman said.

“On arrival firefighters reported that a bank of industrial batteries had overheated in the control room and were concerned they may be giving off sulphuric acid fumes.

“The Hazardous Materials Officer then ran serval tests to determine if there was any further risk, and confirmed that the area was safe.”

The batteries were then isolated and the scene was handed back to Network Rail shortly after 6pm.

Police have discovered the body of a missing teenager in Lakenheath.

Walkers crisps, frozen mash, children’s shoes, and wine from John Lewis are a few of the many items which are being recalled. Check the list and make sure you don’t have these products in your home.

A Suffolk village has won a battle against one of the UK’s biggest house-builders over who decides its future development.

A first-year university student who left his father’s BMW suspended in a tree has been disqualified from driving.

Highways England is to resurface a stretch of uneven road which has been causing major delays for motorists on the A14.

A lorry driver has been arrested after his heavy goods vehicle crashed into the central reservation on the A14 at Ipswich.

Just as many of us are starting to prepare for Christmas, our Anglo Saxon ancestors would have also been getting ready for a major seasonal celebration.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24