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Ammonia leak forces evacuation of Brooklyn factory

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17 Mar 2014
1100 workers were evacuated following an ammonia leak at the Swift Australia Meat Production Facility this week.

Fire crews were called to the incident just before 11am on Monday 17 March.

The leak occurred within the roof space area of a large chiller room, measuring 35 metres by five metres.

Specialist hazardous material personnel and equipment attended. The affected areas were vented and air monitoring equipment was utilised until ammonia levels were at an acceptable and safe level and the leak was contained.

The incident took 90 minutes to bring under control.

One firefighter was taken to hospital with a minor eye irritation, and has since returned to duty.

The company’s maintenance personnel are now investigating the cause.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  10

No. of FIREFIGHTERS:  approx. 28 

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