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Fire Shuts Down IN Tyson Facility

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 9:42am

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. suspended operations at a pork processing plant in northern Indiana after a fire damaged the facility.

No injuries were reported from the Friday morning fire, which authorities say forced about 1,000 workers from the Logansport plant.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson says the fire involved part of the roof over the plant's slaughter area. He said the fire's cause wasn't immediately known and that the company was assessing the damage to determine when production could resume.

About 1,900 people work at the plant some 40 miles northeast of Lafayette.

 

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