ConAgra honors employees

GARNER ConAgra hosted a dedication ceremony and picnic at Lake Benson Park for plant employees, their families and the community.

A memorial plaque was dedicated and balloons were released in memory of the three people killed and dozens more hurt on June 9 when an explosion knocked down the Slim Jim's factory's walls and tore through the roof.

Investigators later ruled that a natural gas leak caused the explosion. Officials said gas poured into the building after contractors vented a gas line.

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The company restarted production at the Slim Jim factory on July 27.

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