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Accident Kills Two At Kansas Fertilizer Plant

Fri, 04/02/2010 - 4:22am

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An industrial accident at a Kansas fertilizer plant has left two workers dead and another injured.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the MagnaGro International plant in Lawrence.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford says a worker fell into a tank of a nonhazardous substance he wouldn't identify. Authorities were still trying to determine how the second person died in the incident.

A Lawrence Memorial Hospital spokeswoman says another worker was treated and released.

An answering machine at a number listed for MagnaGro said the plant was closed Friday. But owner Raymond Sawyer told the Lawrence Journal-World that he was in South Dakota and unaware of the accident.

Lawrence is about 50 miles west of Kansas City, Mo.

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