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Roof Collapse And Fumes Escape

Thirty peo­ple were exposed to poi­so­nous fumes Thurs­day morn­ing after a roof at the Per­for­mance Food Group dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ter on U.S. 6 in Kendal­lville, Indi­ana col­lapsed.

Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, the weight of heavy-wet snow caved in the roof, which caused a tank of anhy­drous ammo­nia to rup­ture. It hap­pened yes­ter­day morn­ing around 11:30.

The build­ing was quickly evac­u­ated and the leak was quickly stopped.

Other fac­to­ries in the area how­ever, had to shut down their heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems to pre­vent con­t­a­m­i­na­tion.

Eight peo­ple were treated at the scene and released. No one else was injured and no other evac­u­a­tions were ordered.

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