Lightning crackles and thunder booms as Apostle D.L. Warthen’s Beyond the Veil Ministries wraps up that night’s “old time” camp meeting and tent revival in a field at the corner of US Highway 1 and Highway 88 south of Wrens. The summer storm held off just long enough.
Two individuals were taken by ambulance to Jefferson Hospital’s emergency room Wednesday after a chemical leak at Coastal Processing exposed them to PAA. Another individual went to the ER by private vehicle.
The company processes chickens.
Jefferson County EMS Director Maj. Chad Parker identified the chemical as PAA, which is used as an antimicrobial.
Hospital CEO Lou Semrad said all three were treated and released. Semrad confirmed the individuals were decontaminated.