Company News, 2005-09-15, 11:15 AM
Major fire at electrolytic coating line 2 on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
An outbreak at fire on electrolytic coating line 2 (EBA 2) was reported to the operations center at 7.29 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. In the course of the evening, 130 firefighters were deployed from the plant fire department, the Duisburg municipal fire service, the plant fire department of Bayer Uerdingen ? which has large water cannons ? and the voluntary fire service. The fire was brought under control at around 11.00 p.m. and had been fully extinguished by the early hours of the morning. It was prevented from spreading to neighboring lines. Apart from one slight injury to a firefighter, no-one was hurt. It is too early to provide information on the cause of the fire and the amount of damage caused. However, parts of the shop roof collapsed. Production has been stopped in this facility for the time being.
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