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Ammonia leak at Pilgrim’s Pride plant sends 5 to the hospital

By Nick Watson The Times

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Five people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga., on June 16, after an ammonia leak at a poultry plant, according to authorities.

Gainesville and Hall County fire personnel responded around 9:40 a.m. to Pilgrim’s Pride on Industrial Boulevard for a hazardous chemical leak.

The plant was evacuated roughly two minutes after authorities arrived on scene.

Hall County Fire Rescue said the leak was contained by maintenance personnel, and the business has been ventilated.

“Personnel from both agencies worked to assess employees with shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, nausea, and vomiting complaints. . .

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