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Several Brownsburg bakery workers sick after anhydrous ammonia leak

The Brownsburg Fire Department said the leak was reported around 1 p.m.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Medics checked out seven people after they were exposed to anhydrous ammonia at Weston Foods, formerly Maplehurst Bakeries, in Brownsburg Thursday afternoon. 

As workers evacuated, the wind was blowing and some employees were exposed. They were treated for skin and eye irritation. They were all said to be in stable condition, experiencing mild symptoms.

The Brownsburg Fire Department said the tank, containing about 5,000 pounds of liquid anhydrous ammonia, completely emptied into the building. Crews ventilated before allowing workers to return. 

Nearby businesses were told to close their air intake units and shelter in place. 

The bakery is located at 50 Maplehurst Drive in Brownsburg.

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