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on May 18, 2017

Ammonia leak prompts evacuation at Tyson Foods plant

Plant was not in operation, but there were about 125 workers inside at the time

From WATTAgNet:

An ammonia leak at a Tyson Foods plant in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, led to the evacuation of the facility around 5:30 a.m. on May 18.

According to a statement issued to reporters by Tyson Foods, the plant was not in operation at the time, but there were about 125 Tyson employees and sanitation contract workers inside.

Fox 17 reported that six people complained of irritation, and two were transported to the hospital.

Operations resumed the same day.

The facility in Goodlettsville, which produces case-ready beef and pork products, several years ago underwent a $15.5 million expansion.

Tyson Plant in Goodlettsville evacuated due to ammonia leak

Two people have been transported to the hospital with non-critical injuries following an ammonia leak Thursday morning.

Read More at Fox 17

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