At least six dead after liquid nitrogen leak in the US


At least six people were killed after a suspected liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in the US state of Georgia on 28th January, according to officials.

Nicholas Ancrum, Vice-President of Human Resources at Foundation Food Group, told reporters that preliminary indications are that a nitrogen line ruptured inside the Foundation Food Group plant, which makes poultry products, in Gainesville.

Others were taken to hospital with “serious injuries”, and first responders also needed treatment.

“Until this investigation is completed we cannot say with confidence precisely how this accident occurred,” Ancrum told reporters.

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