Ammonia leak at Fishery Port Road sees 100 workers evacuated, 3 decontaminated with water

HazMat Specialists in protective suits going into the building. Photo: Singapore Civil Defence Force/Facebook
HazMat Specialists in protective suits going into the building. Photo: Singapore Civil Defence Force/Facebook

This morning, an ammonia leak was reported at 1 Fishery Port Road around 11:40am. Located in a first floor chiller room, the leak was shut off by the company, and about 100 workers in the building were evacuated before the arrival of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel.

Photo: Singapore Civil Defence Force/Facebook

Officers decontaminated three people by washing them down with water, and they were brought to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in a conscious and stable condition.

SCDF HazMat Specialists picked up low levels of ammonia in the vicinity outside the building and detected the leak within the ceiling of the chiller room. As of writing, they are currently working to access the concealed ammonia piping.

A HazMat Specialist using a scissor lift to gain access to the ceiling. Photo: Singapore Civil Defence Force/Facebook

The neighboring areas were inspected and found not to be affected.

No further injuries have been reported.

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