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.