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Workers Involved In Costco Plant Accident Identified | KTIC Radio

Workers Involved In Costco Plant Accident Identified

Workers Involved In Costco Plant Accident Identified

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.

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