Chemical spill reported at Mooresville plant

08/13/2014 11:02 AM

08/13/2014 11:02 AM

One person suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning in a chemical spill at a Mooresville plant, fire officials say.

The spill was reported shortly after 7:15 a.m. at the Bestco (Best Sweets) plant in the 200 block of Mazeppa Road. Bestco produces a variety of health-related products, such as throat lozenges.

Mooresville fire Battalion Chief Rob Colvert said crews were initially called to deal with a medical problem. But initial responders reported the possibility of multiple patients and a chemical spill.

A hazardous materials team was sent to the site. Workers were evacuated from the area near the spill, and the problem was cleaned, Colvert said.

One patient was taken by emergency medical personnel to a hospital for observation. Colvert said the area was cleared quickly, and employees were admitted back in.

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