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Ammonia Leak at Brookshire’s Warehouse

September 5, 2017


Press Release
For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017

Ammonia Leak at Brookshire’s Warehouse
On September 1, 2017 at approximately 6:15 am the Tyler Fire Dept. responded to Brookshire’s Warehouse for an ammonia leak.  Several Engines, a Ladder Truck, Hazmat, a District Chief and an Investigator responded.  

The leak occurred on the roof of a cold storage building due to a failure in the piping.  The leak was quickly contained by shutting off valves on either side of the rupture.  Tyler Hazmat and Brookshire’s employees continued to monitor the air around the complex until the ammonia had dissipated to a safe level.  TFD released the scene back to Brookshire’s at approximately 10:05 am.  Thomas Erny with TCEQ was on scene when the last TFD unit cleared.

There were 16 individuals injured at the scene.  Ten were treated and released at the scene and six more were transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.  No life threatening injuries occurred.

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