Huge explosion at German chemical complex | DW News



A blast followed by a fire hit an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen Tuesday, leaving one dead and several injured. Four people are still missing.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the death of an employee,” Chempark site operator Currenta said in a statement, adding that “rescue efforts continue at full speed” to find the workers still unaccounted for.

Currenta said the explosion occurred at a tank farm that is part of its facility and that the fire had been put out. It added that a search was underway for four employees who were missing. Sixteen others were injured in the blast, four of them seriously.

Chempark urged residents of Leverkusen, which lies 20 kilometers (13 miles) north of Cologne, to “go indoors and keep doors and windows closed.”

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27 comments

  1. In the United States of America, by it's geographical sense, involve public safety officers of fire safety (Fireman), and health (Registered Nurse). The health and safety of the workers involves all the occupational health and safety for the population and workers involved.

  2. Germany should also investigated their cyber side of this accident … Germany is a very safety oriented country

  3. Bayer. Isn't that the company that makes Roundup. Staying inside with windows closed doesn't sound safe

  4. Hello sir
    One of the important news for a company like Bayer
    Chemical engineer is always incharge and due to lock downs yes it is worsening the whole situation of all such chemical industries
    Kindly stay safe and have faith

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