Third employee succumbs to injuries following serious industrial accident in Hamburg
Hamburg | Monday, May 15, 2023
Following a serious industrial accident at multimetal company Aurubis’ plant in Hamburg at around 2:30 a.m. on May 11, 2023, a third worker died on Friday of last week as a result of the accident. A first worker died shortly after arriving at the hospital immediately after the accident, and a second colleague died on the evening of May 11, 2023.
A nitrogen leak occurred during regular maintenance at the Primary Smelter Plant East (RWO). The three Aurubis employees were directly exposed. Rescue workers and the Plant Fire Department were immediately deployed.
“We are deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy,” Aurubis CEO Roland Harings said. “Our hearts go out to their loved ones and everyone else affected. We want to express our deepest sympathy. There will be an internal memorial service for the deceased employees at the Hamburg plant on Tuesday at noon.”
Aurubis is working closely with the authorities as they conduct a complete and detailed investigation into the root cause of the accident. An update will be provided as soon as the investigation is complete and reliable information is available.
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