ConAgra community prays together
ConAgra workers and their families will join together Friday night to honor their dead, injured and those who will lose their jobs at a vigil at Poplar Springs Christian Church, 6115 Old Stage Road in Raleigh.Posted — Updated
They will join together Friday night to mourn those losses and honor their dead, injured and those who will lose their jobs at a vigil at Poplar Springs Christian Church, 6115 Old Stage Road in Raleigh.
The June 9 explosion at the facility caused part of the building's roof to collapse. Investigators believe contractors installing a water heater vented natural gas inside the building, leading to the blast.
Production capabilities were reduced by about 50 percent as a result of the explosion, Dave Jackson with ConAgra said in a statement Wednesday.
The layoffs are scheduled for mid-November.
Vigil organizers said it was their intent to show support for the employees and their families who have suffered as a result of the twin losses.
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