One killed in brewery ammonia leak

Article by Staff Writer

A MAN has been killed, due to an ammonia leak at a Carlsberg brewery in the UK.

The leak occurred at the beer giant’s brewery in Northampton, yesterday at around 12:30. Police have confirmed that 11 staff and another 11 from the emergency services were taken to hospital. The latest information is that one of the site workers remains in a serious but stable condition, while the other 21 have since been discharged.

A spokesperson from Carlsberg confirmed that the leaked ammonia was being used for cooling, but wouldn’t comment on how the leak is thought to have been caused.

“We are deeply, deeply saddened by this tragic incident and subsequent fatality. Our immediate thoughts are with the individual’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time and we will support them in every way we can,” said Carlsberg UK CEO Julian Momen.

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everyone working for us. We are working closely with the authorities to investigate how this incident occurred and we will be in a position to say more once a full investigation has been concluded.”

Production at the brewery has been halted while the investigation takes place.

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