Three Injured from Chemical Substance at Pharmaceutical Facility

The pharma facility is part of Johnson and Johnson.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

January 22, 2024

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Three injured from chemical substance
The incident occurred on Saturday.Image courtesy of Алексей Кравчук / iStock via Getty Images

Emergency services on Saturday were notified that three people had come in to contact with a chemical substance at a pharmaceutical firm in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, Ireland.

In a statement, Janssen Sciences Ireland confirmed that an incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. at its facility in Ringaskiddy.

According to The Journal, a local media outlet, the three injured workers were treated at the scene by emergency first responders. Two men were taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment. The third man did not require hospitalization.

The National Ambulance Service, gardai, and two units from Carrigaline fire station attended at the scene.

“The safety of those working on our site is paramount. Three individuals were treated at the scene by Janssen First Responders,” the statement said.

“As per procedures, the emergency services were contacted. Two of the individuals were subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) by ambulance.”

The incident is being investigated and the Health and Safety Authority has been notified.

Janssen is part of Johnson and Johnson and has operated in Cork since 2005, manufacturing treatments for a range of illness including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Multiple Myeloma.

Janssen’s connection with Ireland goes back to the early 1980s. Today, the company has two manufacturing sites in Cork and a commercial operation in Dublin.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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