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(KSL News) -- More than 40 people were evacuated from the E- Center this morning because of a dangerous ammonia leak.
When West Valley City Fire crews arrived about 9:45, they say there was a visible cloud of ammonia over the north end of the building.
Ammonia is used to make ice. Crews were apparently doing work on the system when the ammonia leaked out, and splashed on one worker.
Capt. Bob Fitzgerald, West Valley City Fire Dept.:"FORTUNATELY HE KNEW WHAT TO DO, HE GOT OUT OF THE AREA...OUT OF BUILDING , THE ALARM SYSTEM OF THE BUILDING WORKED WONDERFULLY AS FAR AS ALERTING THE REST OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BUILDING... SO FOR SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE HAD A BAD OUTCOME, ITS WORKING VERY WELL FOR US. "
Hazmat crews decontaminated the man and say he should be okay.
Other emergency crews went into the building to make sure the leak was stopped.