Firm: Our Work Not Involved In NC Plant Explosion

The company being sued by two workers injured in a deadly explosion at a Slim Jim plant in North Carolina says it does not appear that its work was involved in the explosion.

In a statement released Tuesday, attorney Rod Pettey says employees with Raleigh-based Southern Industrial Constructors did not work within or above the pump room. Federal investigators have said they think the June 9 explosion at the ConAgra Foods plant was fueled by a natural gas leak and that they had traced the blast to a pump room.

Leonard Spruill of Selma and Tammie O'Neal of Zebulon filed their lawsuit against Southern Industrial on Monday, saying the company was responsible for the natural gas leak.

Three people died in the explosion, and dozens of others were injured.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 17, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    Didn't take these two long. It will be interesting to see their claims.
  • by robert Location: newport on Jun 16, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    Greed. Not thinking about other employees that might loose their jobs. The leaking gas was probably caused by a negligent employee anyway.
  • by antoneo on Jun 16, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    sue the co., they might close the doors.
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