Poultry Plant Set To Re-Open

A poultry processing plant plans to restart its operations just two days after an ammonia leak killed one worker and injured four others.

Mountaire Farms said Sunday authorities have inspected the plant
and declared the building safe. The Millsboro, Del.-based company
said the plant in Lumber Bridge will reopen Monday morning and
return to full operation.

Mountaire Farms plans to hold an internal employee meeting and
provide grief counselors for workers.

Authorities have said that 47-year-old Clifton Swain of
Fayetteville died Saturday from the ammonia leak, which happened
while workers were doing maintenance work on a piece of machinery.

Authorities said that 30 to 40 people were at the plant when the
leak occurred and the site employees 2,500 people total.


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