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'Chemical leak' staff evacuated

AC Yule incident [Pic: Newsline]
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the incident

Staff were evacuated from a business premises in Aberdeen due to a suspected chemical leak.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to AC Yule in West Tullos Industrial Estate at Craigshaw Road just after 0930 BST.

Two appliances and two specialist vehicles were at the scene.

After an investigation a chemical officer declared the scene safe. The cause was established as being a detection equipment fault.

An AC Yule spokesperson said: "The equipment indicated there was a leak within the plant and our emergency procedures kicked in immediately including the evacuation of all personnel and the calling out of the fire service.

"The fire service conducted a thorough inspection and it was established that there was no leak whatsoever and that the problem was in fact a malfunction in the detection equipment.

"However, it was pleasing to note that the robust procedures we have in place worked exactly as they should and from that perspective, it was a useful exercise."

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