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Multiple injuries in Omaha plant explosion, collapse

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(NBC) -- At least nine people were injured and others may be trapped after an explosion and collapse at a livestock feed plant in Omaha, Neb., NBC News affiliate WOWT reported.

Thirty-eight employees were inside Industrial Nutrition at 10 a.m. when the accident occurred. Nine people were transported to local hospitals, and Interim Fire Chief Bernie Kanger told WOWT, "some employees are still unaccounted for."

He added that there is significant structural damage and that all areas of the facility had not yet been checked but there are no hazardous chemicals in the structure.

Officials have contacted Nebraska's Urban Search and Rescue Team, based in Lincoln, for help. A chaplain has also been called to the scene to speak with families of employees.

Kari Cook told WOWT that her fiance, John Broderick, sent her a text message at 10:09 a.m.

"Major accident. I'm hurt and trapped. I love you."

Broderick, who works on the second floor of the building as a supervisor, was rescued and taken to the hospital with broken ribs and a collapse lung, according to Cook.

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