Crews investigate second incident at GVL Poly plant in Hesston

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HESSTON, Kansas (KSNW) – For the second time in as many days, emergency crews are responding to an incident at the GVL Poly plant in Hesston.

Harvey County dispatchers confirm to KSN that they responded to a difficulty breathing call at the plant, in the 8500 block of Hesston Road after 5 p.m. Friday. In all, six patients were transported to local hospitals. Five of the patients are believed to have potentially serious injuries and one patient had minor injuries. None are considered life threatening.

The Harvey County Sheriff said there was no chemical spill. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

This comes a day after a chemical spill of an isocyanate product at the plant. In the first case, six employees reported medical issues and three were taken to Newton Medical Center in serious condition.