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International Nutrition plant accident

Two people were killed and 10 others hospitalized in an accident at the International Nutrition plant at 7706 I Plaza in Omaha on Jan. 20.

21 items in this series

Jan. 20, 2014

Collapse plunges Omaha plant into darkness, leaves workers scrambling for their lives

First, the floor began to shake. Then, the noise: a snap that seemed to tear through the building, sending a shower of debris onto the plant's main floor. In the darkness, workers crawled on the ground as flames began to crackle overhead.

Jan. 20, 2014

Timeline: Accident at International Nutrition

A timeline looking at how events unfolded after the initial call was reported at 10 a.m. Monday.

Jan. 20, 2014

Photo gallery: Damage at International Nutrition plant

The scene of the International Nutrition, Inc., a farm animal supplement operation, near South 76th and F Streets where an accident occurred and the roof has caved in.

Jan. 20, 2014

Videos: Interviews and reactions from authorities and witnesses

The videos are a collection of interviews and reactions from authorities and witnesses at the International Nutrition plant at 7706 I Plaza in Omaha.

Jan. 21, 2014

International Nutrition cited for 13 OSHA violations in past 20 years

In the past 20 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited International Nutrition for 13 violations.

Jan. 21, 2014

Plant accident survivor: "I thought I was going to die in there"

In moments of pain, darkness and fear following Monday's industrial building collapse in Omaha, Erik Ocampo focused on his wife and their baby daughter.

Jan. 21, 2014

Monday's collapse not the first fatal accident at International Nutrition plant

The 18,000-square-foot facility where the accident occurred was purchased in 1997 for $1.6 million. The company's land and buildings total 135,000 square feet and are valued at $5 million.

Jan. 21, 2014

Recovery of second body at International Nutrition building a seven-hour job

With concrete slabs swaying above, rescue workers on Tuesday tore through steel, removed broken concrete and dodged debris as they moved slowly toward the remains of a worker inside the heavily damaged International Nutrition plant.

Jan. 21, 2014

Statement from International Nutrition President Steven J. Silver

“We would like to express our sympathies and condolences to the families of our employees who lost their lives yesterday..."

Jan. 22, 2014

International Nutrition plant likely to be demolished

The International Nutrition plant damaged in Monday's deadly collapse likely will need to be completely demolished, said Jay Davis, Superintendent of Building and Development for the City of Omaha.

Jan. 22, 2014

A closer look at workplace fatalities in Nebraska, Omaha

On average, a worker is killed on the job nearly every week in Nebraska.

Jan. 22, 2014

'We are dead,' thought survivor of International Nutrition collapse

The 36-year-old control room operator was on the third floor of the International Nutrition on Monday when several outdoor storage bins, holding thousands of pounds of animal feed additives, toppled over and crashed through the roof of the three-story building.

Jan. 23, 2014

OSHA asks what came first at International Nutrition - collapse or fire?

Federal officials are trying to determine what came first in Monday's deadly industrial accident at International Nutrition: the plant's collapse that trapped some workers or the fire that burned some?

Jan. 23, 2014

City releases photos from inside International Nutrition plant

The photos were taken Tuesday by Jay Davis, superintendent of building and development for the City of Omaha, during a tour of the plant.

Jan. 25, 2014

First responders at plant collapse describe chaotic scene with mass casualties

Omaha firefighters for the first time Friday detailed their response to Monday's fire and building collapse at the Omaha animal feed plant that left two dead and sent 10 others to hospitals.

Jan. 25, 2014

Industrial accident victim David Ball, 47, was an avid outdoorsman, generous man

David Ball was an outdoorsman who loved anything from hunting to yard work to searching for morel mushrooms.

Jan. 25, 2014

International Nutrition worker Keith Everett remembered for his hearty laugh

As a teenager, Keith Everett excelled in football and basketball and went by the nickname “Country” because of his broad build and Southern accent.

Jan. 26, 2014

Evidence suggests blast caused International Nutrition accident

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.

Jan. 28, 2014

Worker hurt in International Nutrition collapse plans to sue plant owner

A worker who was seriously injured in the collapse of the International Nutrition plant last week in south-central Omaha is suing the company and its president, Steven J. Silver.

Jan. 31, 2014

International Nutrition to lay of 25 workers, plans to rebuild

The Omaha animal feed plant that was the site of a fatal building collapse said Friday it has laid off 25 production workers.

Feb. 2, 2014

Survivors of International Nutrition accident detail their frantic scramble to escape

It was a typical Monday morning at Omaha's International Nutrition plant, with workers sluggishly rolling in after the weekend and punching in for their predawn, 7 a.m. shift.