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June 13th, 2009:

Gas Explosion Kills Three in Factory

American Energy Coalition - June 13th, 2009

Three workers at a Garner, N.C., Slim Jim plant was killed in an explosion caused by a natural gas leak that ignited in a room housing vacuum pumps for sealing the snacks, according to an Associated Press story. The explosion ripped through the 500,000-square-foot plant while 300 people were at work. Officials said 38 employees were injured, four of them suffering critical burns. Three firefighters were treated after inhaling fumes from ammonia, which is used in the plant as a refrigerant.

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