Ammonia leak at business premises in Kilkeel, County Down

As many as 14 people have been taken to hospital following a suspected ammonia leak at a fish factory in Kilkeel, County Down.

The business premises are situated in the fishing town’s harbour area where emergency services have declared a major incident.

Symptoms of exposure to gaseous ammonia can include chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, dizziness, rapid heart rate,  eye irritation and runny nose. 

At MTB we are proud of our long history of having served the people of Kilkeel. If you have suffered injury as a result of this incident, please et in touch with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors who will be able to provide you with clear, concise advice and assistance.