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Accident at the AGRANA corn starch mill in Aschach/Donau

Published: December 13, 2017; 16:23 · (Vindobona)

At around 08:00 this morning, an accident occurred at the corn starch mill in Aschach an der Donau as a result of an operator error which triggered a chemical reaction and the release of chlorine gas. This caused 37 people on the site to experience respiratory problems.

After receiving first aid, the majority of those injured will be able to leave
hospital later today. One person is in intensive care and a further two have
been admitted to normal wards. AGRANA is extremely distressed that this incident
led to people being injured. At no time was there a risk to the area around the
plant.

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