Ammonia leakage at Haldiram building; 1 dead, over 300 evacuated

The Ammonia gas leakage was reported around 12 pm on February 1. This mishap took place at the Haldiram Building in Sector 62 of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. An alert call was received on emergency 112 services of the police. Locals immediately called the local police and firefighters. They also informed to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). They control the leakage after a few hours. One person died while 300 others evacuated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

There were two adjoining units of Haldiram’s in the building, one was the production unit and the other was it’s cooling or maintenance unit. A team of 47 NDRF personnel was reached at the spot. More than 300 workers were in the production unit at the time of the incident. They were evacuated immediately and the building was marked isolated. The gas leak had occurred through the valve of one of the four ammonia condensers in the maintenance unit. The situation brought under control at around 3 pm. Firefighters diluted the ammonia gas which had got mixed in the air in and around the building. They sprayed water in the air to neutralize the ammonia. Ammonia solution was also used on the condensers to check the leak. The main gas pipeline was closed.

The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident with moderate impact. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Biohazard, Chemical Spill, Explosive Materials, Fuel Spill, Fumes, Natural Gas Leak and Radioactive Material under the ‘Hazmat’ category at Pan India label.

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