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An explosion at an Omaha, Nebraska, animal feed plant has left at least 10 injured, with others reportedly trapped in the building. The 10 injured workers were taken to three area hospitals; at least two were listed in critical condition. Official information on the workers believed to be trapped in the building isn't yet available:
Still waiting on official updates on injured and missing. Firefighters are working at an increasingly cold and windy scene.
The International Nutrition plant has a history:
In August 2002, a 45-year-old man was crushed to death by a mixing machine.

The company at the time was fined $13,600 by OSHA for five "serious" violations and one other violation discovered during an investigation of the accident.

Separately, in 2012, the firm was fined $10,430 by OSHA to settle six "serious" violations found in a planned inspection. An OSHA report did not detail the violations but said they were in the following categories: Medical services and first aid; handling materials, general; general requirements for machines; abrasive wheel machinery; hand and portable powered tools and equipment; and wiring methods, components and equipment.

Let's just hope rescue efforts are successful and no lives are lost in this explosion.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM PST.

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