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18 Hospitalized after Ammonia Leak at Tyson Plant

September 19, 2019

18 employees at the Tyson Foods poultry plant in Clarksville, AR were hospitalized on Monday morning after ammonia leaked in the facility, several local news organizations reported. Workers evacuated the plant during the incident. 

The afflicted workers were taken to an area hospital “out of an abundance of caution,” Tyson Foods Spokesperson Gary Mickelson told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. One of the staff members was admitted to the hospital to be observed. 

“We are grateful for the quick response and assistance of the local fire department and EMS. The plant has resumed normal operations,” Tyson Foods said in a statement to television news station KNWA. 

On Wednesday, Tyson Foods announced that work was recently completed on a new “mega line” at its Camilla, GA processing plant. The facility makes chicken nuggets sold in McDonald’s restaurants. 

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