Fire alarm Hard to extinguish On the site of the Heineken brewery in's- Hertogenbosch in the south of Holland a large storage hangar was destroyed by fire. The hangar served to house plastic crates used in the Netherlands as well as stocks of empty export cartons. It also contained a number of filled beer barrels. Extinguishing the tremendous blaze was no easy task and the fire brigade of 's- Hertogenbosch had to call in the assistance of about a hundred extra firemen from the surrounding towns and villages. Owing to the heat the kegs filled with beer exploded and shot off in all directions, making the firemen's tough job even more hazardous. Three firefighters were injured but were fortunately able to go home after hospital treatment. The cause of the fire is unknown. The loss of packaging materials caused some delays in beer deliveries, especially export shipments. The hangar and its contents are insured. The total damage amounts to at least five and a half million dollars.

Jaarverslagen en Personeelsbladen Heineken

Heineken Contact | 1983 | | pagina 14