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OSHA Investigating Chemical Spill at Tyson Plant

June 20, 2019

Five employees were sent to a hospital Tuesday after an undisclosed cleaning agent was spilled at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in northwest Arkansas.

Springdale Fire Department Captain Matt Bagley said employees were complaining of breathing problems and skin burns when firefighters arrived at the plant. The spill was contained, and no chemicals were released into the atmosphere or groundwater.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into the incident.

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