Omaha Plant Incident Injures 2

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 07:09 AM gHale


An accident at the Kellogg’s plant in south-central Omaha, NE, last Thursday afternoon left two workers in the hospital.

Investigators said two men were working on a hopper for a hydraulic trash compactor, when a piece of equipment fell on their legs.

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According to emergency dispatch reports, one man had a broken leg and the other suffered traumatic injuries to both legs. No further information was available Friday morning.

A spokeswoman for Kellogg’s corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, said in a statement that “two contract employees” suffered injuries while working on a waste compactor.

The men are not Kellogg’s employees, but it was unclear what company they worked for.

“We have no further information at this time,” the statement said. “Our thoughts are with the workers and their families.”

Emergency personnel rushed the workers to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center.

Firefighters have left the plant and turned the investigation back to plant staff. Omaha police were also at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was also at the scene investigating the incident.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.



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