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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.

Accident at the AGRANA corn starch mill in Aschach/Donau / Picture: © Vindobona

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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