MONTREAL, Nov. 30 (UPI) — An acid spill at the Molson Coors brewery in Montreal burned two workers and two firefighters early Wednesday, fire officials said.
Fire department spokesman Francis Leduc said the accident happened after midnight during equipment maintenance, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
“While they were cleaning the machine, the machine stopped and some acid they were using was spilled on them,” Leduc told the broadcaster.
One of the victims was burned over more than 50 percent of his body, but the second worker’s injuries were not immediately reported.
Both were taken to a hospital burn trauma unit, The (Montreal) Gazette reported.
Two firefighters also received minor burns and were treated at the scene, the reports said.
The fire department’s hazardous materials team was on the scene for hours and the provincial workplace health and safety board was investigating the accident, the CBC said.
Molson Inc. merged with the Adolph Coors Co. in Denver in 2005 and combined are the world’s fifth-largest brewery by volume.