Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston was ordered closed by public health officials after a chemical leak injured over 100 people on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
The chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor was thought to be the result of concentrated bleach and sulfuric acid that was improperly mixed and added to the water supply that supports the waterpark’s infrastructure, including the slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, and splash parks for kids.
When the chemicals were added to disinfect the water, the combination of the improperly mixed hazardous chemicals caused injuries to dozens of visitors without notice.
Chemical Leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Causes Severe Injuries
The chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown was reported by visitors who were inside the facility on Saturday after they began suffering from signs of physical harm but were unsure where the cause of the injuries was coming from.
Over 100 people were treated in nearby hospitals Saturday afternoon — 28 of whom were transported directly to the emergency room by first responders.
Many of the park’s visitors were still in bathing suits when they arrived at the medical facilities, suffering from varying injuries that included:
- Skin Irritation
- Trouble Breathing
For those who sought a physician’s care on their own, and those who were ordered out of the facility during the mandatory evacuation, each was ordered to decontaminate under firefighting hoses that were sprayed from a ladder truck with a nozzle.
The county has ordered the park closed until the origin of the chemical leak is contained, the threat is contained, and visitor safety can be ensured.
While the extent of the injuries and their long-term effects are unknown, it is important to understand that Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston may be liable for your medical bills and other related expenses.
How Can the Nava Law Group Help Me Recover from My Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Injuries?
At the Nava Law Group, our personal injury lawyers in Harris County can help you hold the negligent party or entity liable for the full financial recovery you need to return to the health you enjoyed before the chemical leak occurred.
As the investigation into the hazardous materials that caused your injuries continues, we can help determine whether the park, its employees, vendors, or another third-party contractor was liable for the chemical leak, your injuries, and full financial recovery, which can include medical bills, ongoing care needs, lost wages, and additional expenses associated with the negligence that caused your injuries.
Have You Been Injured at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston? Contact the Nava Law Group Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured by the chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group today by calling 713-218-2400 to discuss the details of your injuries to learn how we can help investigate your case during a free consultation.