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Dawsonville man, 5 others killed in Gainesville nitrogen leak
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Six people were killed following a liquid nitrogen leak at Foundation Food Group in Gainesville on Thursday, authorities said. Five were found dead and another died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to hospital spokesman Sean Couch. - photo by Scott Rogers

The six people killed Thursday, Jan. 28, in a nitrogen leak at Foundation Food Group have been identified by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

The six victims, five men and one woman, were:  

  • Saulo Suarez-Bernal, 41, of Dawsonville  

  • Jose DeJesus Elias-Cabrera, 45, of Gainesville  

  • Corey Alan Murphy, 35, of Clermont  

  • Nelly Perez-Rafael, 28, of Gainesville

  • Victor Vellez, 38, of Gainesville  

  • Edgar Vera-Garcia, 28, of Gainesville 

The bodies were transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating.

Gofundme page has been set up to assist families affected by the incident.

DCN Regional Staff will be working to update this developing story.

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