SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) - Kalahari Resorts officials expect to reopen a portion of the indoor water park Tuesday, but the area where a piece of HVAC ductwork fell from the ceiling and injured five people below will remain closed.
According to local authorities, five people suffered minor injuries from the faulty ductwork. Two of the victims are resort employees.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon, and guests and swimmers were immediately evacuated from the pool as engineers and resort officials examine the ductwork.
"ODA does not inspect or have any oversight of HVAC systems as part of our regulations. Kalahari has shut down their pools and once they make contact with us with the intention to reopen ODA will inspect the aquatic rides for any ancillary issues," said a representative from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The ODA oversees ride safety in the state.
Kalahari officials released a statement Monday evening regarding the incident:
Two of the victims were briefly hospitalized, while the other three refused emergency medical attention.