Con Agra Fined in Fatal Slim Jim Plant Blast
The North Carolina Labor Department recently fined Omaha-based Con-Agra foods $135,000 for a blast in the company's Garner, N.C. location that killed four workers. Investigators for the labor department discovered 26 serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, including failure to follow safety procedures, faulty alarm systems, and failure to keep the workplace free from serious safety hazards.
An explosion in the packaging area caused a partial roof collapse while nearly 200 workers were inside. The four individuals who were killed were struck by debris or crushed in the building's collapse.
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