Construction underway at site of deadly plant collapse

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A year after the partial collapse of an Omaha animal feed processing plant killed two people and injured nine others, a new, modern plant is being built at the site.

After the Jan. 20, 2014, collapse of the International Nutrition plant, the facility was demolished.

Construction has begun on a new plant, and officials say it will look nothing like its predecessor.

Company president Steven Silver says the new design brings the building “up to today’s code,” with state-of-the-art mixing equipment and safety features. He says the plant will resume livestock feed production.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) about six of the 25 employees laid off after the accident have been rehired, including at least one injured employee.

Silver says he expects the new plant to open by late summer.