Ammonia leak, fire shut down Cargill beef processing plant; no one hurt

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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:19 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — An ammonia leak and fire shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska; no one was injured.

Workers at the Cargill plant detected the ammonia leak around 3:40 a.m. Thursday. Smoke and flames were reported several minutes later above an area where beef carcasses are trimmed to smaller cuts.

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