SEARCH RESUMES FOR SECOND BODY AT OMAHA PLANT

Posted 9 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

OMAHA-FIRE-AND-RESCUE-BADGEOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Search teams have resumed the effort to recover the body of a worker killed in a southwestern Omaha industrial accident.

Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says the search resumed about 8 a.m. Tuesday, as temperatures hovered just below zero.

Witnesses at the International Nutrition livestock feed manufacturing plant reported hearing an explosion before a fire and partial collapse of the three-level plant Monday morning killed two people and injured 17 others.

The body of 53-year-old Keith Everett, of Omaha, was recovered from the mangled structure Monday evening. But a combination of strong winds, cold temperatures and the dangerous rubble forced rescuers to suspend operations before the second victim could be recovered. That second victim’s name has not yet been released.