• Published: 16 Dec 2022

Fatal Ammonia Gas Release

Fatal ammonia release image
Fatal ammonia release image

Description of Incident

  • During the removal of a compressor from a refrigeration system at a brewery, there was a large, uncontrolled release of ammonia.
  • The release killed one contractor and seriously injured another. A further 20 people required medical treatment as a result of exposure.
  • The incident occurred because of a failure to put appropriate isolation controls in place.

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