Ammonia leak believed responsible for 3 deaths at Fernie, B.C., arena


tay
#1
Sad story indeed........


Three people in Fernie, B.C., have died from possible exposure to ammonia after emergency crews were called to the Fernie Memorial Arena for reports of an ammonia leak just before noon on Tuesday.

WorkSafeBC says it's believed the three were workers at the arena.

In a statement, the City of Fernie says all homes and businesses in the downtown area between Ninth and 13th streets on Highway 3 and Sixth Avenue have been evacuated.

"The site has been secured. However, crews are still unable to safely enter the facility," the statement said. "The evacuation will continue for residents in the evacuation area until the city is able to contain the leak."

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Ammonia leak believed responsible for 3 deaths at Fernie, B.C., arena - British Columbia - CBC News
 
TenPenny
#2
Where's the ammonia alarm? All the arenas here have them. One of my daughter's games was halted when the alarm went off, we all had to evacuate, and wait for the fire dept to declare it all clear.
 
taxslave
#3
SHitty. Must be some leak if they can't control it right away.