Cleaning Supplies Cabinet Vandalism Results in Chemical Burns

October 30, 2019

Keeping a secure and well-guarded supply cabinet is crucial, as an Arizona Parks and Recreation Department found when an act of vandalism resulted in chemical burns.

Vandals broke into an outside storage cabinet at a park in Gilbert, Arizona by breaking the hinges to pry the cabinet partly open, Arizona Republic reported. They spilled the restroom cleaning supplies stored inside all over the playground, flinging rolls of trash can liners over the swings and onto the restroom building roof, and smashing soap containers on the walkways.

The vandals also apparently spilled a cleaning solution on the slide, as two little girls, ages 1 and 2, were treated for blistering chemical burns on their legs after going down the slide. Town officials are exploring alternative storage solutions for cleaning supplies to prevent future vandalism incidences.


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