13 September 2010
Investigation into Legionnaires outbreak continues with further workplace closures
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Wales has resulted in part of third industrial cooling tower being closed as a precaution, a report has stated.
According to the BBC, health officials have shut an area the base in the south Wales region of the Rhymney Valley prior to cleaning comma as an investigation into the source of the disease - which could lead to a spate of personal injury claims being made - is ongoing.
This follows on from the recent closure of two other towers - one of which is also in the Rhymney valley, with the other being in Merthyr - for cleaning, as experts remain unsure about where the disease originated.
The news source goes on to state that a team of more than 100 staff from ten agencies have been employed to find the source, which is believed to be in one of these regions.
Some 19 people have required hospital treatment for Legionnaires in the region recently, with two dying as a result of the disease.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett
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