Llano Logistics evacuated, ammonia spill secured by hazmat crews

Hazmat team gives all clear after ammonia spill

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Hazmat crews from the Lubbock Fire Department were dispatched to Llano Logistics in response to an ammonia spill on Saturday afternoon.

The building at 5801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd was evacuated.

LFD got the call at 2:50 p.m. They say the spill was secured by 3:30 p.m. The building was cleared and employees have returned as of 4 p.m.

Llano Logistics serves as the central warehouse for United Supermarkets in the Lubbock area.

The United Family issued this statement around 5 p.m.

(LUBBOCK) At about 2:40 this afternoon, the alarm on monitoring systems at Llano Logistics alerted management to an ammonia leak in an isolated refrigeration room at the facility. The plant was immediately evacuated of about 50 team members. The leak was contained to an isolated area, so there was no perceptible ammonia odor and no exposure to team members.

Lubbock Fire and Rescue responded to the call and assisted in closing the leak and the building was cleared for work to resume at about 4 p.m. Cash Eagan, general manager of Llano Logistics said, "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. I am really proud of our team members."

At approximately 2:50 pm LFR Haz-Mat Team responded to Llano Logistics at 5801 MLK for a reported Ammonia leak. Upon...

Posted by Lubbock Fire Department on Saturday, April 4, 2020

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