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September 3, 1991

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25 workers die and 54 are injured, unable to escape a fire at the Imperial Poultry processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina. Managers had locked fire doors to prevent the theft of chicken nuggets.  The plant had operated for 11 years without a single safety inspection and was ultimately fined $808,150 for safety violations.

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