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20 People Taken to Hospital after Tasmania Salmon Plant Gas Leak

Authorities are still searching to get to the bottom of the cause of a gas leak at a salmon plant in the south of Tasmania. The leak eventuated in 20 people being rushed to hospital, with 6 remaining in hospital overnight in a stable condition.

Tassal’s Strathblane facility near Dover had was forced to be evacuated around 11.30am on Sunday morning.

Tasmania Fire services commented after a brief examination, that it was most likely carbon monoxide from the operation of forklifts inside the building to blame.

Both Work Safe Tasmania and Tassal are still investigating the situation.