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Brian korthals/daily globe Worthington Ambulance personnel move one of the victims by stretcher in preparation for a tranfer to Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington June 2 following an ammonia leak at the JBS meat packing plant in Worthington. Worthington police, fire and rescue and the Nobles County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

Year in review: JBS ammonia leak sends employees to hospital

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WORTHINGTON -- The JBS plant here was the site of two ammonia leaks this past year -- one of which caused significantly more alarm than the other.


Between 40 and 50 JBS employees were transported to Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington (SRHW) on the morning of June 2 after they were sickened by an ammonia leak inside the pork processing facility, 1700 Minnesota 60 N.

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Ryan McGaughey
I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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