Investigation focuses on cryogenic freezing system


An investigation into a liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry processing plant in Gainesville, Georgia, that killed six people is focusing on a cryogenic freezing system manufactured by Messer.

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) work on the incident at the Foundation Food Group on 28th January is ongoing, but the CSB has released some details in an update.

The incident at Foundation Food Group’s Gainesville Plant 4 occurred on Line 4, where chicken is processed, to include seasoning, cooking, freezing, and then packaging.

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