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Investigators: Plant had ‘unresolved operational issues’ on chicken conveyor that may have led to nitrogen leak
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Hall County Firefighters gather outside Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Foundation Food Group before entering a door near a loading dock. A day earlier six people were killed following a liquid nitrogen leak at the plant. - photo by Scott Rogers
Federal investigators said a Gainesville poultry processing plant had been “experiencing unresolved operational issues” on a chicken conveyor “that appear to have resulted in the accidental release of liquid nitrogen” Jan. 28.