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Baseefa Ltd

Eight injured in Poland ammonia plant blast

13 August 2014

ZAK said the situation "is under control", with hydrogen being flared. The incident was believed to have been caused by a pipe leakage, according to a company spokesman. A hydrogen explosion at Poland’s Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn (ZAK) led to eight injuries and forced the company's ammonia unit to shut down, the company said on August 13.

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ZAK said the situation "is under control", with hydrogen being flared. The incident was believed to have been caused by a pipe leakage, according to a company spokesman.

No fatalities were reported and a few employees suffered minor injuries from shattered glass, with two receiving hospital treatment.

ZAK said the incident posed no risk to surrounding people or the environment.


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