Ammonia leak sends two to hospital28th June 2023
USA: Two people were admitted to hospital today (June 28) following an ammonia leak at a lettuce growing business in Tehachapi, California.
Kern County firefighters were summoned to to the premises of Revol Greens where leak alarms had prompted pre-developed emergency protocols and evacuations of staff.
Twenty-one of the 70 employees at the facility had been exposed to the ammonia used in the refrigeration systems of the 16-acre facility. Two required treatment and were transported to a local area hospital.