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Accident at CF Industries' nitrogen plant kills one, injures others

8:30 AM MDT | June 17, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

CF Industries reports that on 14 June an incident occurred at its 4.5-million ton/year nitrogen complex at Donaldsonville, LA—North America’s largest nitrogen operation—resulting in 1 fatality and 7 injuries. The rupture of a nitrogen distribution header during the off-loading of nitrogen caused the accident and there was no fire or chemical release, “nor is there any threat or hazard posed to the community,” the company says. "Our priority right now is the health and safety of our employees," says Lou Frey, v.p. and...

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