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Worker At Smithfield Plant In Seward Killed In Warehouse Accident

      Authorities say a worker at the Smithfield Foods plant in the southeastern Nebraska city of Crete was killed Saturday night in a workplace accident. 

      Smithfield Foods chief administrative officer Keira Lombardo says a forklift caused storage shelves in a freezer area of the plant’s distribution warehouse to collapse. The man, whose name has not been release, was hit by the falling shelving.

      Lombardo says product shipments from that part of the plant were suspended with Smithfield providing support to other employees.