CLARK, NJ — Clark Police were the first to arrive on the scene of a reaction during a chemical process shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday that sent two Kerry employees to a nearby hospital, according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. 

Cerasa and his team assessed the scene upon arrival while the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad aided in the treatment of the Kerry workers at 160 Terminal Avenue.  Union County Hazmat arrived on site shortly after the incident. Cerasa said the morning's event was contained to one room at the facility.

Aaron Cox, Kerry's Regional Manager of Health, Safety and Environment said the incident is still under investigation and the root cause has not yet been determined. He also stressed this was not a major occurrence.  "This was nothing significant, this was not an explosion, just a  minor release of the suppression system," said Cox.

Cox said the building is open for business today and one of the employees escorted to the hospital was already released to return to work.  He said the second employee had been discharged from the hospital and is headed to an ophthalmologist for further follow up care.