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BREAKING NEWS: 6 killed from liquid nitrogen leak at Gainesville, Ga., poultry plant

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A liquid nitrogen leak at the Foundation Food Group poultry processing facility, formerly Prime Pak Foods, in Gainesville, Ga., on Thursday, Jan. 28, killed six employees. Five of the employees died at the plant, and another at the local hospital.

Twelve employees were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, along with several firefighters who were injured and suffering respiratory complaints. The remaining employees, approximately 130, at the site at the time of the accident were evacuated to nearby Free Chapel church. Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School, which. . .

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