Industrial accident at Waterloo Brewing leaves five injured
Ontario's Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate after five workers were injured Sunday at Waterloo Brewing in Kitchener.
Emergency responders were called to the area of Bingemans Centre Drive and Shirley Drive around 7 p.m.
In a media release, the Waterloo Regional Police Service said five people were sprayed with a "liquid that resulted in various levels of burns."
George Croft, the president and CEO of Waterloo Brewing, told CTV News the employees were splashed with a hot cleaning solution.
A 38-year-old Kitchener man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Another employee, a 49-year-old Kitchener woman, also had non-life threatening injuries, but was transported to a hospital outside the region.
One of them remained in hospital on Tuesday.
The other three workers had minor injuries and received medical treatment at the scene from paramedics.
Croft said the company is performing a full internal investigation and are also working closely with the Ministry of Labour.
He said the company is focused on the health of the people involved and they're offering support to any employees who need it.
Operations continued at Waterloo Brewing Tuesday, but the equipment involved in the incident has not been used since Sunday.
The Ministry of Labour continues to investigate.
They say two requirements were issued to the workplace but CTV News was not provided details.
-- With reporting by Natalie Van Rooy
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