Emergency services deal with ‘acid spill’ at G’s Fresh Beetroot in March as part of training exercise

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Fire fighters, ambulance crews and a chemical spill unit rushed to the scene of an acid spill at G’s Fresh Beetroot in March last night – but not to worry; it was only a training exercise.

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

The Cambs Fire & Rescue exercise saw the emergency services deal with three employees that had been involved in an acetic acid spill on November 9.

Paramedics looked after the ‘injured’ workers while fire crews and a chemical spill unit drafted in from St Neots removed the acid, which had fallen from a forklift onto the factory’s loading bay.

The workers were then hosed down with specialist equipment and the area was secured.

The exercise was organised by March fire fighter and G’s Fresh Beetroot worker, Wayne Marshall.

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Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant


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The fire service is put through several training exercises every year. In December last year, fire fighters from across the county gathered in March for an exercise which involved scaling a 60-metre wind turbine to rescue a casualty.

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Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. Th

Emergency services took part in a training exercise at G's Fresh Beetroot in March on November 9. The exercise involved dealing with an acid spill at the factory's loading bay. Photo: Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

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