Worker injured in fire at chemical plant in Lauenburg, GermanyChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 19, 2020
Workers for forced to evacuate the Worlée-Chemie GmbH chemical plant in Lauenburg, Germany during a fire last Friday, the company announced in a statement.
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The fire ignited in the site’s East plant at about 7:30 a.m.
Emergency personnel responded to the facility after an automatic safety device triggered a fire alarm.
A large plume of dark smoke was visible above the town for hours, German news broadcaster NDR reported.
“The company employee who witnessed the outbreak of the fire at close range suffered a shock and received medical treatment.
According to his own statement, he is now well again” a Worlée statement said.
“Measurements by the emergency services have shown that the cloud of smoke did not pose any danger.”
Once the fire was out, operations at the site’s West plant resumed following an inspection and approval by a structural engineer, the company said.
However, work at the East plant was paused.
“The plant management assumes that production at the East plant will be out of action for some time,” the company said in a release.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ■