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One dies in Rosemount ammonia leak

One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday night at CF Industries. Rosemount police chief Gary Kalstabakken said rescue crews responded to an ammonia leak in the tank loader area at the plant at around 6 p.m.

Kalstabakken said the leak was quickly contained by CF staff and that no evacuations were ordered.

The man killed was a truck driver. He died at the scene. The injured man was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. No other information was available. Kalstabakken said police aren't sure what caused the leak.

The Dakota County Medical Examiner's office was on scene to investigate the cause of death. Kalstabakken said OSHA was expected to show up Tuesday to investigate as well.

CF Industries is one of the largest fertilizer producers in the country. The company has facilities all over North America including the rural Rosemount location at 5300 Pine Bend Trail.

The Pine Bend Ammonia Terminal, as it is known, receives ammonia via barge on the Mississippi River and rail on the Union Pacific line. It ships ammonia to customers by truck, according to the company's web site.

More information will follow.

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