A man is dead and another is in a serious condition after the Carlsberg Brewery in Northampton suffered an ammonia leak.

Twenty two people, including 11 staff, two police officers and nine firefighters, were taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the building around midday yesterday (Weds 9th November 2016).

Julian Momen, chief executive officer, Carlsberg UK, said on Wednesday evening: “We are deeply, deeply saddened by today’s tragic incident and subsequent fatality.

“Our immediate thoughts are with the individual’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time and we will support them in every way we can.

“Our further thoughts and support are with our colleagues and members of the emergency services who are being treated in hospital.

“One of our colleagues remains in a serious but stable condition. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everyone working for us.

Carlsberg Brewery in Northampton
Carlsberg Brewery in Northampton

“We are working closely with the authorities to investigate how this tragic incident occurred and we will be in a position to say more once a full investigation has been concluded.”

The Carlsberg Brewery was founded by J.C Jacobsen in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1847. The name Calrsberg came from Jacobsen’s son, Carl. After Jacobsen’s death in 1887, the majority owner of the brewery was the Carlsberg Foundation.

After several mergers and acquisitions Carlsberg Group is now the world’s third largest brewer thanks to AB InBev’s acquisition of previously second place SabMiller – Heineken now sit second in the list. Carlsberg has a range of international beer brands including Tuborg, Somersby Cider, Grimbergen craft beer, Mythos, Holsten, Baltika and more.

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