In a production plant of the meat processor Bell in Basel, it came on Tuesday to a chemical accident. In ammonia occurred, according to police. 13 people were brought to the control in hospitals. For the environment the authority's inventory, no risk.
workers had shortly after 21 clock replaced Inside a production building in Neudorf road, the valve of a refrigeration system, as "a small amount" of ammonia, is, informed, the Basel city Prosecutor in the night on Wednesday.
The workers fled to the roof of the hall. From there they were rescued by firefighters with a ladder.
measurements and investigations by specialists have revealed, according to the Prosecutor's office that there is no danger for the environment. The reason of the accident has not yet been clarified and is the subject of an investigation.
Basel is one of about a dozen locations in the meat processor Bell in Switzerland. In the city the main is also seat. The company with brands such as iceberg, Hilcona, and Hügli employees in 15 countries and a total of over 12'000 employees and generates an annual turnover of over four billion Swiss francs. In 2019 the operation celebrates the 150. Birthday of company founder Samuel Bell. (chk/sda)
Created: 10.04.2019, 01:39 PM