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Accident at CF Industries nitrogen plant kills one

6:25 AM MDT | June 21, 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, the company says. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. in a section of the plant that had been shut down for maintenance. As of 17 June, one employee remained in the hospital, in stable condition...

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