Nebraska man dies in plant maintenance accident

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HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a 59-year-old Russ Peterson died this weekend in a maintenance accident at a fertilizer plant. The accident happened Saturday morning at Simplot Grower Solutions in Hershey. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Roland Kramer says the incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Kramer says an outside company was performing maintenance on part of the facility when a piece of equipment came loose. Kramer says the investigation continues but authorities believe the death was an accident.