Fatalities confirmed in aftermath of explosion

Officials confirmed Monday evening there were two fatalities in the aftermath of a morning explosion at International Nutrition in Omaha, Neb.

Officials confirmed Monday evening there were two fatalities in the aftermath of a morning explosion at International Nutrition in Omaha, Neb., according to local media reports.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said four people were critically injured and two remained in critical care. Six others, including one firefighter, have injuries not believed to be life threatening and seven refused treatment at the scene. He said 38 people were believed to be the building at the time of the collapse. Later in the day Omaha Police Lt. Darci Tierney said all those workers have now been accounted for.

Kanger said emergency workers moved from rescue to recovery on Monday afternoon. There was extensive damage to the facility with a lot of debris creating a very dangerous situation within the plant.

International Nutrition manufactures feed grade and water soluble nutritional and medicated products for livestock and poultry.

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