At HKScan’s Rakvere unit in Estonia on Saturday, 9 January, a work place accident took place and one employee of HKScan was deceased. In the accident, caused by an ammonia leakage, additionally three other employees were injured. One of them is at hospital care at the moment

The accident occurred in conjunction to normal maintenance work. Authorities and HKScan Estonia AS are currently investigating the reasons for the accident.

”On behalf of HKScan Group’s management and personnel I want to express my condolences to the family and colleagues of the long-time and experienced employee,” says Hannu Kottonen, CEO of HKScan Group.

Further information:
Hannu Kottonen, CEO, HKScan Group. Kindly submit a call-back request to Marja-Leena Dahlskog, SVP Communications, HKScan Group, marja-leena.dahlskog(at), tel. +358 10 570 2142.


HKScan is the leading Nordic meat expert. We produce, market and sell high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2014, HKScan had net sales of approximately EUR 2.0 billion and some 7 700 employees.