Chemical Spill Injures One at OK Plant

Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 09:02 AM gHale

One person suffered injuries following a chemical spill in Mayes County, OK.

The injury occurred when a mechanic was working last Thursday at Pryor Chemical in Mayes County when anhydrous ammonia hit him in the face.

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The incident occurred just after 3 p.m. and has since been contained and blocked off with caution tape. The company is conducting an internal investigation into the cause of the chemical spill.

Pryor operates a 47-acre facility on a 104-acre site in Pryor, OK. It produces anhydrous ammonia, urea, nitric acid, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) and carbon dioxide.

The plant never evacuated its employees, although a large company across the street sent their employees home because of winds headed in their direction, said RAE Corporation’s Terry Titsworth. He said his company has an emergency response team in charge of watching out for emergencies at the fertilizer plant.

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