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us_ks: Two dead in industrial accident at Lawrence=92s MagnaGro International
Two people are dead and another is in critical condition after an industrial accident at MagnaGro International, 600 E. 22nd, according to Mark Bradford, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical chief.

Emergency crews responded at 2:38 p.m. Thursday to the site of the incident, near 22nd and Delaware streets. Once at the scene, crews were told at least one person had fallen into a tank containing an unknown substance. Bradford said the substance wouldn't normally be toxic, but because of the close quarters inside the tank, it was harmful.

Jeff Novorr, vice president at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, said chemical residue left by an ambulance that had been at MagnaGro contained about 80 percent cane molasses. Novorr said cane molasses =97 when in a poorly ventilated area =97 converts to carbon monoxide.

"Obviously, in a non-ventilated area, it is fatal," Novorr said.

us_tn: Murfreesboro man nabbed in rolling meth lab bust

On Wednesday, March 31 at 12:58 a.m. while on routine patrol on Simpson Road, Cannon County Sheriff=92s Deputies Brandon Gullett and Matt Parsley noticed a vehicle in the roadway with no lights. 

=93When Matt and I walked up to the car we smelled the toxic fumes that is associated with the meth process and spotted what appeared to be items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine in the vehicle,=94 said Deputy Gullett. =93We then called for Sheriff=92s Investigator Charlie Wilder to assist us at the scene. 

=93We have heard about the =91shake and bake=92 method of manufacturing methamphetamine but this was the largest mobile lab that we have found in this county,=94 said Wilder. =93During our search of the vehicle we found some finished product, assorted drug paraphernalia, digital scales and all the items necessary to make meth including Coleman fuel and Muriatic acid. The chemical process was definitely underway to manufacture meth.=94

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