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... Leak at U.K. Plant Causes Injuries

8:19 AM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Two workers were injured by a leak of hexamethylenediamine (HMD) from a pipe at BASF’s Seal Sands, U.K. site on January 4, BASF says. Both remained in the hospital, one in a “critical but stable condition,” on January 5, the company adds. A further 15 workers had been taken to the hospital for treatment for burns, skin irritation, and breathing difficulties, BASF says. BASF’s Seal Sands HMD plant remained offstream at CW’s press time on January 5 pending an investigation into the causes of the accident, the company...

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