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Liquid Nitrogen Leak At Gainesville Poultry Plant Kills 5

Posted: 26 days ago
We have breaking news that 6 employees are dead, after a liquid nitrogen leak at a Gainesville poultry plant. Five people died at the scene on Memorial Park Drive, and 12 others were taken to the emergency room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries, officials said. One of those patients died at the hospital. Of the remaining 11 patients, three were critical, five were in fair condition and three had been released from the hospital, officials confirmed Thursday afternoon. All these folks that came into work today did not have any idea of what would happen, nor did their families,” Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch told reporters during one of two news conferences near the plant. “They’re not in a profession where you would expect something like this to happen, but here we are.” “Our prayers and concerns go out to everybody affected by it,” said Mike Giles, president of the Georgia Poultry Federation. “That is certainly felt by everyone in the broader poultry industry.”

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