Tyson employees hospitalized after chlorine gas exposure
The accident resulted from the unintentional mixing of two chemicals, reports the Associated Press. Human error played a role in the accidental mixing of two chemicals that created the gas as a byproduct of a chemical reaction, said Donnie King, Tyson Foods' senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods. The company declined to say which two chemicals were mixed, but company spokesman Gary Mickelson said the plant does not use chlorine gas. Mickelson said the company is investigating the accident and won't discuss its findings until the investigation concludes.