DOTHAN, Ala. — A Wayne Farms processing plant in Dothan, Alabama, was evacuated on June 26 following a chemical spill.
The company said a commercial supplier delivering and handling industrial chemicals accidentally caused a chemical reaction to occur in a building adjacent to the main plant.
Two people were taken to a local hospital for observation and treatment. One was a chemical company worker and the other was a Wayne Farms employee, according to company spokesman Frank Singleton.
“There were no other injuries. After technicians cleaned the spill area of any chemical residue, the plant was reopened for the second shift and normal operations,” Singleton said.
As of June 27, the facility was fully operational. The Dothan Eagle reported that the Dothan Fire Department is investigating the matter.