BREAKING NEWS: Ambulances arrive again at Carlsberg factory in Northampton
Three ambulances have just entered the Carlsberg factory in Northampton and a path behind the brewery has been cordoned off as investigations continue into yesterday's ammonia leak.
Northamptonshire Police says it has been continuing its “multi-agency” investigation at the factory today after the ammonia leak claimed the life of a man in his 40s and left a 51-year-old man in a critical condition yesterday.
Around 30 minutes ago, police cordoned off the pathway leading behind the factory, which runs alongside the River Nene.
Then, within minutes, three ambulances arrived at the plant, entering through the Western Wharf entrance.
A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “This is being treated as an ongoing incident and our HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) team are called as and when if it is felt their support is needed.”
Production has stopped at the factory today, though there are staff on the premises.
Areas within the factory forecourt appear cordoned off by cones, though it is not known whether these areas form part of the investigation.
Yesterday 11 members of staff and a further 11 members of the emergency services were taken to hospital following the ammonia leak.
Speaking of the incident yesterday, Colin Wells of the Fire Brigades Union, said: “The ammonia inhalation lead to someone suffering respiratory disorders, tight chests, wheezing, we had headaches, sore eyes symptoms, like being hit by a brick wall effectively.”