Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2021, 11:31 PM

Georgia Poultry Plant’s Nitrogen Leak Leaves Six People Dead (2)

Michael Hirtzer
Michael Hirtzer
Bloomberg News

Six people died after a nitrogen leak at the Foundation Food Group poultry plant in Gainesville, Georgia, on Thursday in the deadliest accident of its kind in years.

Five people died at the scene and one person died in a hospital emergency room, a spokesperson for Northeast Georgia Health System said by phone. Nine others were transported to the hospital, with three in critical condition.

“Preliminary indications are that a nitrogen line ruptured inside the facility,” Nicholas Ancrum, vice president of human resources at Foundation Food Group, said at a press conference. “Those lost today include maintenance, supervisory and management ...

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