Chemical leak reported at Alta View Hospital

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Emergency room patients at Alta View Hospital had to be moved to other parts of the hospital tonight because a pipe carrying antifreeze started leaking.

"It can pose a problem if it's ingested, but respiratory-wise, right now it's an odor. We smell it from time to time when they're cleaning out the system, but it's nothing that's posing a problem right now," Bryan Packer, with Alta View, told us.

Around 6:00 this evening, the hospital cordoned off part of its emergency room when the antifreeze that's used to keep equipment cool started to leak.

The smell stunk up the emergency room pretty bad, so officials decided to move some patients. No one was harmed.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast