Evacuation after chemical leak at Coca-Cola Singapore plant
A chemical leak at Coca-Cola Singapore in the Tuas area on Friday (July 31) morning saw 80 workers being evacuated, with one sent to the National University Hospital (NUH) with breathing difficulties.
The incident happened at about 8.45am at 457 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.
A gas cylinder, which was about 1.6m long, was being used to contain about 60kg of compressed ammonia when it ruptured and caused an explosion on the first floor.
A 44-year-old man was taken to NUH after he had difficulty breathing and complained of discomfort on his face and throat.
He has been decontaminated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
SCDF personnel have since cleaned up the area.
Read the full report in the print edition of The New Paper on Aug 1.
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