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HyChill issues statement on factory fire

HyChill has issued a statement about the fire that broke out at its Melbourne factory last week.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) were called to the scene on Canterbury Road in Kilsyth at around 2pm on Friday afternoon. They transported one man to The Alfred hospital and closed the road while the fire was brought under control.

HyChill today released a statement about the fire.

“On Friday 12th October the HyChill plant in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth suffered a major fire that originated in the warehousing department. We are truly grateful to all the Emergency Services men and women, including fire-fighters, police, paramedics and others who bravely fought to bring the fire under control and minimise the impact on our and neighbouring businesses. While the exact cause of the fire is not fully clear at this stage, we know that the fire damaged the office and warehouse building, but that the main storage and cylinder filling facilities remain intact.

“One of our valuable staff has sustained medium level burns in this incident and is currently successfully recovering in the hospital. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery are with him and his family.

“Recovery plans are in place and the HyChill management team and staff are already making the necessary arrangements to ensure continuity of supply to our valued customers and restoration to full capacity in the shortest possible time. We are optimistic that some level of production could be resumed within two weeks and that we should see a quick ramp-up in the ensuing weeks. Both the owners and management are overwhelmed and thankful for the offers of support and assistance from current staff, former staff, customers and suppliers that have flooded in over the days since the incident. It has encouraged us immensely and we are eager to get back to work.”

HyChill is an Australian producer of hydrocarbon refrigerants.

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