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Ammonia Leak Sends Eight People to the Hospital


The Brentwood Recreational Complex was the scene of a serious health scare on Tuesday when an ammonia leak occurred. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 2505 South Brentwood Boulevard around 11 a.m. The facility has recently undergone a $7.2 million renovation of the ice rink and the refrigeration system that is ammonia based. The leak happened in the refrigeration room injuring three firefighters, four construction workers, and one Brentwood city employee. The individuals injured were treated and released; however, ammonia exposure can cause burns to the skin and if inhaled, could cause a fatality. The leak was repaired, and the ammonia was cleared from the building at around 1 p.m. The complex is open to the public, but the ice rink will require refreezing.

Injuries or illnesses inflicted upon individuals on another party’s property may be grounds for a premises liability case. Slip and falls, dog bites, food poisoning, and accidents that occur on property owned by another individual or entity, are all examples of premises liability cases. Those who sustain injuries and accidents typically incur medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses, if a death occurred. It is necessary to contact a skilled St. Louis premises liability attorney to recover the maximum amount of financial compensation for your damages.

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