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BREAKING: Explosion Reported At Beatrice Nitrogen Plant

BEATRICE – The Koch Nitrogen Plant in Beatrice was the scene of an explosion this morning sending two men to area hospitals with injuries.

Beatrice Fire & Rescue reports the explosion occurred just after 5 a.m.

One worker sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. Another man was admitted to Beatrice Community Hospital with minor injuries.

No fire was reported from the explosion, and authorities are investigating the cause.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.