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Beef Plant Worker Falls 25 Feet

Mon, 09/26/2011 - 9:39am

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A worker helping build a beef packing plant in northeastern South Dakota fell off a structural beam, tumbling 25 feet to the ground.

But company officials at the Northern Beef Packers plant near Aberdeen say Jeong Su Han was not seriously hurt in the fall.

The Aberdeen American News reports that the accident happened as workers were going on break Friday.

Han was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries to his lip, chin and nose.

Han works for a Korean company contracted by the Northern Beef Packers to install electrical wiring and structural steel.

The beef packing company plans to begin operation late this year, eventually employing 560 people and processing 1,500 head of cattle per day.

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