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6 hospitalized in chemical spill at Va. meat plant

One fire engine, one truck, one command unit and six ambulances were dispatched to the scene

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PETERSBURG, Va. — Six people were sent to the hospital after a chemical spill at a Boar's Head Provisions industrial plant on Monday. Twenty-six more workers who were exposed to the chemical refused medical evaluation, said Petersburg Fire Chief T.C. Hairston. None of the patients suffered injuries.

Emergency crews were first dispatched at 5:32 p.m. on Monday, arriving at the Boar's Head plant at 1950 Industry Place in Petersburg 10 minutes later. "Workers reported that some ozone had leaked," Hairston said, adding that the gas is used at the plant as an accelerator.

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