Definitions for "1991 Hamlet chicken processing plant fire"
The 1991 Hamlet chicken plant fire took place at the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina, U.S., on September 3, 1991 after a faulty repair to a hydraulic line. Twenty-five people were killed and fifty-four injured after being trapped behind locked fire doors. The fire resulted in the owner receiving a 20-year prison sentence, and the plant never reopened.