Several injured, others missing in blast at Nebraska feed plant
OMAHA (REUTERS) - An explosion and fire on Monday at a feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, injured at least nine people, while others were missing and unaccounted for, authorities said.
Emergency teams responded to a report around mid-morning of an explosion and building collapse at International Nutrition in south Omaha, where 38 employees were working at the time, authorities said.
International Nutrition makes feed, vitamins and nutritional products for animals including swine, cattle, goats, poultry and aquatic species.
Nine people were injured and taken to local hospitals, according to Omaha Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger. Their conditions were not immediately available, but The World-Herald newspaper reported that at least two were critically injured.