Work is resuming at a Slim Jim snack factory in North Carolina five weeks after a gas explosion damaged half the building and killed three employees.
Multiple media outlets reported Friday that workers at the ConAgra facility in Garner, east of Raleigh, were told they could return to work.
Training is scheduled to start July 19, and production will resume July 27.
ConAgra spokeswoman Stephanie Childs says all employees have been asked to come back to the plant. The workers have been paid their wages since the explosion closed the facility.
Investigators said the blast appeared to stem from natural gas being vented into the building.
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