Seachill site evacuated after leak discovered

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

The Seachill site in Grimsby was evacuated last night
The Seachill site in Grimsby was evacuated last night

Related tags: Meat & Seafood

Members of staff at seafood processor Seachill’s Grimsby plant were evacuated last night, after a leak was discovered at the premises.

The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at the factory on Estate Road at around 7pm yesterday (30 January). An aerial appliance and four fire crews attended the leak, which is understood to have been near an oil storage container.

Staff were evacuated from the site after a large cloud of steam was seen coming from a pipe - and this has been the focus of the fire service’s investigation. It is understood that no one was injured during the incident.

Business resumed

Seachill is the seafood arm of meat giant Hilton Food Group, which acquired the producer in November 2017.​ The company has seen export success through its Saucy Fish Co brand of frozen fish products, which are now available in 900 Woolworths stores across Australia.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, a blaze at the 2 Sisters-owned site in Willand, Devon forced the evacuation of the factory.

Related topics: Operations, Meat, poultry & seafood

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