Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: January 19, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

10 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant



OMAHA, Neb. — At least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped today after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said he’s not sure how many workers could be trapped in the wreckage of the International Nutrition plant. The fire that followed the explosion about 10 a.m. has been extinguished, but firefighters gingerly searched the structure, fearing that more debris could rain down.
“It’s very extreme conditions” inside the plant now, Kanger said. “There is significant structural damage inside.”
Kanger declined to comment on possible fatalities. At the time of the blast there were 38 employees at work. One firefighter was among those injured, Kanger said.
Omaha-based International Nutrition declined to comment.
Workers’ family members who gathered outside the plant said they’d received cellphone calls from loved ones inside who told them one or two people may be missing or trapped.
Kanger said he’s requested aid from urban search and rescue experts based in Lincoln, so the search could take several more hours.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Wolf reports $1.3M, Corbett $200,000 in 2013 income
arrow Web promos for Tuesday
arrow Mars leader leaves
arrow Specialty practice acquired
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Fire damages, closes Trader Horn on Rt. 422
arrow Small Social Security benefit hike expected
arrow POLICE REPORTS
arrow Kelly touts local roots