Three hospitalized after chemical spill at Hesston company

GVL Poly

HESSTON, Kan. (KSNW) – Six people were sent to the hospital after a chemical spill at GVL Polymers. It happened in the 8500 block of Hesston Road around 10:20 a.m.

Upon arriving, first responders discovered there had been a chemical spill of an isocyanate product. A total of six employees reported medical issues due to the spill. Three employees were transported to Newton Medical Center in serious condition. The other three employees went to Newton Medical Center through private vehicles. They were checked and released.

The entire plant was evacuated and is currently closed down as the clean up of the spill is being addressed.