Fire at Novo Nordisk was started by construction workers without permits, investigation finds

The construction workers did not have a permit to complete the task that started the fire — or to work in Denmark at all.
On May 16, a major fire broke out at Novo Nordisk's construction site in Kalundborg. Internal minutes from a safety meeting link the cause of the fire to people working illegally. | Photo: Jokum Tord Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix
On May 16, a major fire broke out at Novo Nordisk's construction site in Kalundborg. Internal minutes from a safety meeting link the cause of the fire to people working illegally. | Photo: Jokum Tord Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix

Two people working illegally were responsible for a major fire at the Novo Nordisk construction site in Kalundborg in mid-May, according to minutes from a safety meeting at the construction site five days after the accident, which MedWatch has in its possession.

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