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Willmar Hazardous Materials Emergency Assistance Team members place chemicals believed to have been used Tuesday by a Willmar city worker in a special container for their safe removal from the wading pool at Rice Park. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Willmar, Minn., worker resting after exposure to chlorine fumes


WILLMAR -- A Willmar Public Works Department employee rested at home Thursday after he was exposed to chlorine fumes while performing maintenance at the city-owned Rice Park wading pool Tuesday afternoon.

City officials have not released the name of the employee.

The pool had been closed for the maintenance work, and no children were endangered, according to Willmar Police.

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