News / 1.2.2016

Smouldering at the Salmisaari power plant – no personal injuries

Flue gases were detected in connection with cleaning work carried out at Helen’s Salmisaari desulphurisation plant on Monday morning. The fire brigade was also called, and the matter was investigated together with the fire personnel. However, no fire was detected.

It is still not known what the consistency of the flue gas in the smouldering bag filters is. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, one employee was taken to the Meilahti hospital for a thorough medical examination and five others had a check-up at the Haartman hospital. These employees did not present any symptoms.