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Ammonia leak at toy plant injures one

Posted February 20, 2009 3:44 p.m. EST

— One person was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon following an ammonia leak at a toy manufacturer, officials said.

Liquid ammonia leaked from a tank outside the Sun River Services plant on Beeler Road at about 2 p.m. Friday, said Brian Bowman, spokesman for the city of Wilson.

Firefighters capped the leak and were expected to have the site cleared by about 4 p.m., Bowman said.

One Sun River employee was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

The company makes various types of toys, from stuffed animals to science kits to yo-yos.