One worker was hurt in a nitric acid spill at Achema on Monday. The worker, who got splashes of acid on his clothing, was taken to hospital, CEO of the Lithuanian fertilizer plant said adding that the acid spill had been cleaned up and the incident had not affected the facility’s operations.
Achema plant
© DELFI

“Emergency aid was provided immediately in line with our emergency response plan. However, the burn should not be severe,” Ramūnas Miliauskas told BNS.

The emergency situation was handled by the facility’s fire service and the medics who took the worker to hospital, he said.

“Nitric acid started dripping ... in one of nine units… The unit was safety stopped and the nitric acid spilled on the concrete. However, it was cleaned up before it could reach the ground waters. There were some fumes since some acid spread over the territory of the plant,” Miliauskas explained.

The incident had no effect on the facility’s operations, he said adding that the broken pipe should be repaired by the end of the day.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Proposals to charge employers with specifying wages in job adverts received negatively

The amendments to the Labour Code proposed by the “Farmers”, where employers would have to...

Proposals on air quality: maximum odour concentration in air to be reduced

In order to improve air quality and reduce discomfort for those residing near industry, manufacturing...

Capella Baltica increasing investment in Klaipėda FEZ

Capella Baltica, a Spanish cosmetics and food industry supplier, has increased the amount of its...

How blockchain technology will change the world trade?

The field of research of World Trade Organisation chief analyst Emmanuelle Ganne is the application of...

Welcome to Vilnius workshops to support foreign talent relocating to Lithuania’s capital

This Tuesday Vilnius’ business development and tourism agency Go Vilnius at the Workland Business...