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Ammonia leak at Ontario pork factory sends 15 workers to hospital

Fearman's Pork Inc. can be seen above on March 9, 2023 after a ammonia leak sent 15 employees to hospital (CTV News Toronto) Fearman's Pork Inc. can be seen above on March 9, 2023 after a ammonia leak sent 15 employees to hospital (CTV News Toronto)
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An ammonia leak at a Halton pork factory has sent 15 employees to hospital Thursday, police confirmed.

According to the service, the leak was reported from inside Fearman's Pork Inc., located at 821 Appleby Line in Burlington, Ont., just after 11 a.m.

Emergency services confirmed to CP24 that 15 workers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Approximately 15 employees have been transported to hospital for precautionary measures [and] evacuated staff are being relocated to the Appleby Arena,” police confirmed to CP24.

People can be seen standing outside Fearman's Pork Inc on March 9 2023 after an ammonia leak sent 15 employees to hospital (CTV News Toronto)

The Ministry of Labour, alongside regional fire and emergency services, has responded. Police remain on the scene to assist fire and emergency services, and assist displaced individuals.

The ministry said in a statement the investigation is ongoing, and is unable to provide further comment at this time.

In 2020, an animal rights advocate was killed while holding a vigil outside Fearman's Pork Inc.

Fearman's Pork Inc. signage can be seen on March 9, 2023, after an ammonia leak at the factory sent 15 workers to hospital (CTV News Toronto)

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