More than 20 people were injured in Thursday morning in Decen, North Bohemia, due to the phenomenon of toxic phenol from a tanks tank, “Prokop Voleník, spokesman for the regional ambulance service in Decín said.
Two people are in a state of crisis. Patients with poisoning symptoms were transported to hospitals in the area – the spokeswoman added.
The accident, the reasons for which are still being investigated, has been conducted in Chemotex chemical and cosmetic companies, and patients are mainly employees of the company.
Phenol is one of the simplest aromatic compounds used in the manufacture of Chemotex cosmetics. As a result of the accident, the company stopped production temporarily.
A month ago there was an explosive accident at the Kralupy nad Vltavou chemical works near Decín, which resulted in six deaths.