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Workers at Delano food processing facility experience illness during ammonia leak

Firefighters in specialized suits stop an ammonia leak at a cold storage and food processing facility off Pond Road in Delano, Calif., late Wednesday night, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo from Kern County Fire Department)

Four workers had difficulty breathing late Wednesday night during an ammonia leak at a cold storage and food processing facility off Pond Road in Delano, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Firefighters in specialized suits were able to stop the leak.

Three of the workers were taken to a hospital. The other refused treatment, the Fire Department said.

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