An ammonia leak in the refrigeration system at a grocery distribution warehouse in Lubbock, Texas, forced 50 employees to evacuate the building Saturday afternoon.
At about 2:40 p.m., the monitoring system at Llano Logistics alerted management about the ammonia release, a press release issued by United Supermarkets states.
“The leak was contained to an isolated area, so there was no perceptible ammonia odor and no exposure to team members,” the press release states.
Lubbock Fire and Rescue’s Hazmat Team entered the building and were able to secure the leak less than an hour later, the LFR Facebook page states.
By 4 p.m., work had resumed at the facility. Firefighters remained on scene to monitor the atmosphere inside the building for any further leaks.
“The monitoring system did exactly what it was designed to do and our team members responded perfectly to clear the building, exactly as we practice,” Cash Eagan, general manager of Llano Logistics, said. “I am really proud of our team members.”