“Our city has experienced another tragedy.
At least two people have been killed and ten injured in the industrial accident at International Nutrition. I offer my sympathy to the owners and employees and their families.
Omaha firefighters are trained to respond to emergencies of this nature. Our first responders, working with the Omaha Police, the Nebraska Fire Marshall, OSHA and the Nebraska Task
Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team reacted rapidly and flawlessly to assist the injured and secure the building.
I have promised Chief Kanger the resources he needs to complete the recovery in this very dangerous building.
Omaha firefighters are committed to serve. That commitment was apparent today as firefighters risked their own safety to rescue injured employees trapped in the debris. I am grateful to Chief Kanger for his leadership at the scene and the dedication of our firefighters.”
-Mayor Jean Stothert