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VERY SERIOUS AMMONIA ACCIDENTS

VERY SERIOUS AMMONIA ACCIDENTS

01.04.2014

Since the publication of the Factsheet on refrigerant-related accidents, several serious ammonia refrigeration accidents have occurred unfortunately.

These accidents caused :

  • In Germany, in one accident (Zahnarztpraxis in Bawinkel) 4 injuries and in another 12 injuries, two of which were severe (Frosta – Bremerhaven)
  • In India (Vashi Unit), 5 severe injuries and 15 injuries,
  • In South Korea (Yonhnpnews), 1 fatality and 3 injuries
  • In the US (Journalstar), 1 fatality and 3 injuries.