Explosion at ConAgra Plant in Garner

By Martin & Jones on June 9, 2009

More than two dozen workers were injured following an explosion at the ConAgra plant in Garner, North Carolina this morning. At least two other employees are unaccounted for several hours after the 11:00 a.m. explosion. Several of the injured workers were taken to the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

The cause of the explosion is not known. ConAgra employs close to 600 workers at the plant, where they make Slim Jim products.

You can find news coverage of the explosion at WRAL.com and at the Raleigh News & Observer.