crews called to ammonia leak at Highbridge factory
of Highbridge's Isleport Industrial Estate was sealed off by emergency
crews on Monday evening (June 29th) following a factory chemical
police and ambulance crews were called to Bakkavor Desserts in
Bolton Close to deal with a leak of ammonia.
were evacuated from the premises and residents in the surrounding
area were advised by police to shut their doors and windows as
fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the incident was "caused
by a leak of ammonia from some pipework."
around the factory were closed for three hours, as pictured here,
while emergency services were at the scene.
spokeswoman from Bakkavor Desserts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Bakkavor
can confirm that on Monday there was an isolated incident involving
an ammonia leak at its Bakkavor Desserts site in Highbridge."
ensure employee safety the site was evacuated immediately and
there was no imminent risk to employees or those in the nearby
root cause of the leak has been identified and Bakkavor continues
to work to best practice health, safety and environmental standards.
As a responsible business we take our corporate and local community