Two workers in the hatchery building at the chicken processing plant in Fremont fell about 40 feet from a basket in which they were working around 9:30 Thursday morning. Lincoln Premium Poultry manages the plant which will provide chickens for Costco.
Fremont police tell the 840 KTIC newsroom that 56-year-old Melvin Balaban, of Crete suffered fatal injuries. Another 26- year-old Caleb Sabatka , of Beatrice was taken by helicopter to Bergan Mercy hospital in Omaha. Both worked for one of Costco’s contractors.
Fremont Police are investigating the accident along with OSHA.