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Public Safety HazMat Team Responds to Call for Ammonia Leak in the Strip District

Date: May 4, 2021
Incident Type: HazMat
Location: Zone 2
Summary:

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Hazardous Materials Team responded to 21st and Railroad Street in the Strip District for reports of a controlled ammonia leak inside the Consumer’s Produce facility.

Four team members in HazMat gear entered the building two at a time to measure the ammonia levels to ensure it was safe for repair crews to enter, find, and fix the leak.

Medics conducted pre-entry and post-entry medical evaluations for the HazMat team members.

It was determined that the levels were safe enough for repair crews to go in and do their work wearing the appropriate safety gear.

Engine 32, Rescue 2, and Police from Zone 2 were also on scene.

No one was injured.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-05-04
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov