Workers injured on job at ConAgra plant in Humboldt

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GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Multiple employees were injured on the job Thursday at the ConAgra Foods plant in Humboldt, according to police. Five people were injured when a pipe filled with caramel burst inside the food processing plant located on North Central Avenue, according to the company. “It just brings tears to me because I’ve worked at a plant before, and I know what it’s like,” said Etta Armstrong, who came to the factory to check on her family members who work there. The workers on the food production line sustained mostly burns, and police do not consider their injuries to be life threatening. The five ConAgra employees were taken to area hospitals, and one was taken via helicopter to Memphis. The Humboldt Area Rescue Squad helped treat the patients. ConAgra released a statement about the incident. “Nearby employees followed our established protocols and immediately contacted emergency response personnel,” the release states. “The safety and well-being of our employees is paramount. The food production line has been temporarily closed down, and we are actively investigating the root cause of the issue.”

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