One Hospitalized Following Overnight Hazmat Spill At Rogers Plant

ROGERS (KFSM) — One person was hospitalized following a hazardous material spill at Pepper Source, Ltd. in Rogers on Old Wire Road Thursday morning (April 20).

The incident happened just after 1 a.m. when two hazardous chemicals mixed together, according to Robert McGowen, Benton County Administrator of Public Safety.

The building was evacuated, and the name of the victim, their condition and the hospital they’ve been transported to has not been released, McGowen said.

Dispatchers said the scene was cleared shortly before 2:30 a.m. and workers were able to go back into the facility.

According to their website, Pepper Source makes dry rubs, breadings, sauces and glazes.

5NEWS reached out to the company, but they said they don’t have a comment at this time on the cause of the spill, or the chemicals involved.

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