A Heber City fitness club was evacuated Thursday after a worker mixing chemicals for a pool miscalculated the measurements, releasing a noxious gas.
The worker immediately recognized his mistake and tried to dilute the mixture with water, causing a minor spill of the chemicals, Heber City Police Chief Ed Rhoades said. The man was mixing chlorine and muriatic acid in a small work room near the pool at The Fit Stop, 380 E. 1500 South. The incident happened just before 2 p.m.
Fire officials evacuated about 25 people as a precaution and spent about an hour diluting the chemicals with additional water, Rhoades said.
Two women employees and the male worker suffered minor discomfort, including burning, watering eyes and a burning sensation in their lungs and were taken to Heber Valley Medical Center, Rhoades said. Others at the facility were told that should they suffer any similar symptom to seek a doctor's care immediately, he added.
The facility was determined safe after about an hour, but managers there decided to close for the remainder of the day as a precaution, he added.