UPDATE: There has been another chicken body parts spill in Murfreesboro on South Church Street. This marks the third time in the past 12-months and the second time this year that a tractor trailer truck hauling chicken remnants has had a mishap of sorts.
Emergency response contractor Evergreen AES of Murfreesboro, provided emergency cleanup services to help clear the roadway and truck of spilled debris.
G&H Trucking of Robards, Kentucky, was hauling processed chicken products from Tyson Foods in Shelbyville to a pet food plant known as River Valley Animal Foods in Robards Kentucky. Sam Huddleston with the City of Murfreesboro told WGNS in an email, "It is my understanding that River Valley Animal Foods processes chicken not used in food products by Tyson Foods in Shelbyville. It is my understanding that River Valley Animal Foods is a subsidiary of Tyson." Huddleston is the Environmental Engineer for the City of Murfreesboro.
The driver was cited by City police for an unsecured load and was inspected by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for commercial hauler compliance.
No injuries were reported when the truck lost its load. However, a secondary accident reportedly occurred when traffic was backed up along South Church Street in the vicinity of Savannah Ridge Drive.
This is the 2nd incident this year and the 6th chicken spill incident that Huddleston has responded to. Huddleston told WGNS that the city has asked for the THP to help with the trucking company. Huddleston said that a federal agency may conduct an audit of the trucking company, but that could not be confirmed at this point.