Industrial accident at Nebraska feed plant kills at least 2
An industrial accident and partial building collapse at an animal feed processing plant in Omaha, Nebraska has killed at least two, with at least 10 people taken to an area hospital with varying degrees of injury, according to local officials. The incident – not yet confirmed as an explosion – at International Nutrition’s Omaha plant occurred early Monday morning. Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernard Kanger said 10 people were transported to area hospitals – four were in critical condition and six had injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Two people were later confirmed dead, according to the office of Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, who oversees the county coroner. Seven more people declined medical attention for their injuries, The Omaha World Herald reported. Thirty-eight people were in the plant at the time of the explosion. Emergency crews have shifted from rescue to recovery, as the building must be stabilized before further rescue attempts, Kanger said. A search team will then comb the building, though Kanger said he doubts anyone left amid the rubble could survive.
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