Collapse and Entrapment at Omaha (NE) Industrial Site

Update 8:00 p.m. Eastern: All employees who were missing after a fire at a Nebraska industrial plant have been accounted for as of Monday night, the Omaha mayor's office said in a press release obtained by CNN affiliate KPTM. Two people died in the incident, said spokeswoman Carrie Murphy.

Update 7:30 p.m. Eastern: At least two people died, according to Douglas County District Attorney Don Kleine.

The scene at the International Nutrition plant has turned from a rescue operation to a recovery mission, authorities said.

Firefighters still are searching the site of a fire and partial building collapse for bodies, interim Omaha fire chief Bernard Kanger said

Update 6:00 p.m. Eastern: CNN reports ( firefighters are searching an accident site at a Nebraska industrial plant for bodies, the interim Omaha fire chief said Monday.

Bernard Kanger said there were 17 survivors and some deaths at the plant after a fire and partial building collapse.

"There are fatalities, we're not going to release the number of those fatalities at this time simply because we have not had the opportunity to clear the entire structure," Kranger said.

There were 38 people in the building at the time of the incident, Kanger said, but it was unclear how many of the missing had died because emergency workers were still going through the building looking for bodies.

Update 1:40 p.m. Eastern: As of 11:45 a.m., at least nine people had been taken to the hospital. Interim Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said some workers were still unaccounted for. Nebraska's Urban Search and Rescue Team has been contacted for assistance. One firefighter suffered nonlife-threatening injuries at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: Various media sources reported multiple injuries and entrapment at an industrial site in Omaha, Nebraska.

Station 10/11 reported that firefighters were called to an explosion and building collapse at around 10 a.m. at International Nutrition, a maker of animal products. A mass casualty triage unit and special operations unit are at the scene.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that as many as 15 people are thought to be injured or trapped inside the plant.

Rescuers had taken six people to the hospital shortly by 11:15 a.m. At least one was critical and others were reported in serious condition.

Stay tuned as more details become available.




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