Ammonia Leak Injures 5 at Pilgrimís Pride Facility

The hazardous materials incident at the poultry firmís Gainesville, GA plant forced workers to evacuate.


John S. Forrester, Powder & Bulk Solids

Jun 20, 2022


Five people were reportedly hospitalized after an ammonia leak last Thursday at the Pilgrimís Pride poultry facility in Gainesville, GA, local news organizations said.


Emergency personnel were sent to the Industrial Boulevard site at about 9:40 a.m. for a report of a hazardous chemical leak, coverage by The Gainesville Times said. About 700 people who were working in the facility at the time of the leak evacuated before crews arrived.


The injured workers were taken to an area hospital and three workers received treatment on scene, WDUN detailed. Pilgrimís Pride personnel managed to halt the leak...