2 Injured in Chlorine Leak at Saputo Cheese Plant

September 25, 2019

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2 Injured in Chlorine Leak at Saputo Cheese Plant

Two people were transported to a hospital last Thursday morning after they were exposed to chlorine in the Saputo Cheese plant in Alto, WI, the Fond Du Lac County Sheriff’s Office announced in a recent press release. 

The workers were reportedly switching out canisters of chlorine when the incident occurred and then they had breathing difficulties. Crews responded to the facility at about 7:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office said, and an ambulance transported the two people to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

125 other workers evacuated the Saputo plant and were taken to the Alto Community Center. After a HAZMAT team ventilated the facility, the scene handed back to Saputo personnel at about 2:40 p.m. 

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