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Statement by Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the catastrophe at International Nutrition in Omaha, Neb.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement regarding Monday's catastrophe at International Nutrition Inc. in Omaha:

"My deepest condolences go out to the families and communities that lost loved ones in the tragedy at International Nutrition Inc. in Omaha. It is heartbreaking when workers lose their lives while providing for their families.

"Staff from my department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration are on-site and will conduct a full and thorough investigation. There are many questions yet to be answered about what caused this disaster, but I am confident that the answers provided by federal, state and local officials can offer lessons that will help avoid tragedies like this one in the future."

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