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Incident closes Burton A & E

The Accident and Emergency department at Queen’s Hospital, Burton, is currently closed due to a number of people coming into contact with an unidentified powder.

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Update on incident that closed A&E in Burton

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service went to an incident at Queen’s Hospital and Hobbycraft, Burton-on-Trent yesterday.

Two fire engines from Longton and one from Burton attended, after four Hobbycraft employees went to the hospital's A&E department after coming into contact with the substance.

The powder was later identified as Napthalene, which is a low risk product, and used to fumigate products shipped from abroad.

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