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Investigators: Unplanned maintenance was being conducted on Foundation Food Group line

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By Nick Watson

The Times

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said Monday, Feb. 1 that unplanned maintenance was happening Jan. 28 at the Foundation Food Group production line where liquid nitrogen was released resulting in the deaths of six people.

The chemical board said the incident happened on Line 4, where chicken is processed to “include seasoning, cooking, freezing and then repackaging.”

The board said its investigators have interviewed staff with firsthand knowledge and collected evidence while collaborating with local emergency management. The board said it is focusing on the plant’s cryogenic freezing. . .

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