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ConAgra: Insurance will cover explosion damage

Posted June 25, 2009

— ConAgra Foods officials said Thursday that property and liability insurance will cover the losses the company suffered in an explosion at its plant on Jones Sausage Road in Garner.

The June 9 explosion at the ConAgra plant that makes Slim Jim beef jerky products killed three workers and injured dozens more. Investigators said they believe natural gas from an industrial water heater that was being installed in the plant exploded.

ConAgra officials said previously they hope to resume limited production at the plant in August. Some production will be handled by other ConAgra plants, and the company will hire an outside company to package the products made in Garner because the packaging area of the plant remains heavily damaged.

Company officials said Thursday that business interruption insurance should cover any losses from the break and shift in production.


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  • CrazyWake Jun 25, 2009

    doesn't matter. We don't allow companies to rebuild around here after explosions. Take your jobs elsewhere.

  • clintoflannagan Jun 25, 2009

    That's a very bold statement to make since ConAgra isn't the one making the call about whether insurance will pay anything. The insurance company(ies) make that call and I guarantee you that the insurance companies will all point the finger at other companies and that they will end up filing lawsuits similar to the ones already filed by the victims.