Chemical leak forces Molson Coors to evacuate staff from Burton brewery
BURTON'S Molson Coors brewery was forced to evacuate buildings yesterday following a chemical leak.
The firm said that the leak was identified at 4.45pm and workers were asked to leave immediately. The two employees who discovered the leak were checked over by paramedics.
Shortly after 7pm last night, general manager Jeremy Derbyshire said: "We can now confirm the leak has been brought under control and no more gas is being emitted.
"As a result of the incident, and in line with our safety management procedures, all our staff were immediately evacuated safely.
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"With the leak now over, staff are being allowed back on to the brewery site.
"We are continuing to work with the fire brigade and local police to ensure the safety of employees and our local community, which is our priority.
"I would personally like to thank the emergency services for their speed and professionalism during this incident.
"I would also like to apologise to any of our community who were inconvenienced."
Burton police said there had been no threat to the public.