1,000 workers evacuated due to chemical leak

About 1,000 workers of a chemical company at the Malaysian Technology Park in Bukit Jalil were ordered to evacuate the building, after chemicals used for insect control, leaked.

Bukit Jalil Fire and Rescue Department chief Jalil Shaari Abdullah said 26 firemen from Bukit Jalil, Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Department and a Hazardous Materials Expert team from the Jelatek Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the
scene at 9.58am.

He added that Bromomethane and Chloropicrin chemicals were found on the ground and first floor of the eight storey building.

“The chemicals are toxic and could damage the respiratory tract if exposed for a long time,” he said after carrying out a cleaning process, here today.

He said except for those working on the ground and first floor where cleaning work was still in progress, the rest of the workers were allowed to return at 1pm.

– Bernama