Evidence suggests blast caused International Nutrition accident
Two workers were killed and 10 injured Monday in the collapse of the International Nutrition plant at 7706 I Plaza in Omaha. It was not immediately clear whether the Omaha Fire Department had recently inspected the grain elevator structure or dust collection system, both of which are under its jurisdiction, state officials said.
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Five experts in building structures and grain dust explosions say early indications point to a blast as a likely cause of the International Nutrition plant collapse that killed two men Monday in Omaha.
The official investigation could take up to six months. But looking at photos of the disaster for The World-Herald, the experts said signs of an explosion include building panels that are bowed out and other panels that appear to have been forced away from the building by a blast, possibly because they were designed to release pressure.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am.