Ammonia leaked in a chicken slaughterhouse located in Saraburi Province sends 20 factory workers to the hospital. The Saraburi Police revealed to INN News that the incident started at around 3 am on the 7th of this month when ammonia was leaking in the factory.
The factory located in Kang Koy District, Saraburi Province is used as a slaughterhouse and a food factory for chicken dishes. The factory workers were working inside the factory in the early morning of the 7th when the ammonia started to leak. At first, no one realized what was happening until some workers started to have difficulty breathing. The ammonia spread quickly causing many to cough and have an extremely hard time breathing along with the eyes burning. Some of the workers have injured their sinus cavity, hopefully, those affected are totally healed from the incident in the future.
The factory workers rushed out into open space searching for air as their body was being taken over by the ammonia leaking inside the factory. The local rescue team was notified of the incident and paramedics quickly performed first aid before delivering 20 workers to the Kang Koy Hospital Nearby.
All of the 20 injured persons are deemed safe and have now returned home safely. The cause of the ammonia leak is still unclear. Although the leak is estimated to be in extremely dangerous levels as the ammonia scent spread throughout the whole factory.
Injury from ammonia can be crucially dangerous at high concentrations. Some symptoms of ammonia inhalation include burns on the face, ears, nose, head, and throat, wheezing, the ability to breathe decreased, drooling, and even losing consciousness if severe. The skin can burn when in contact with ammonia starting from yellow soft burns to black thick burns.
FB Caption: The ammonia spread throughout the whole factory as workers rushed to get out into the open air.
Source: INN News