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Crews recover 3 bodies from NC Slim Jim plant

Investigators survey the wreckage during recovery operations Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at ConAgra Foods Inc. Investigators survey the wreckage during recovery operations Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at ConAgra Foods Inc.
By ALYSIA PATTERSON, Associated Press Writer 

GARNER, N.C. - Search crews have recovered three bodies from a Slim Jim snack factory a day after an explosion ripped through the plant.

Police said searchers will continue scouring the building wreckage Wednesday but that only three employees were reported missing after the blast.

Crews brought out two bodies in the afternoon after retrieving the remains of 43-year-old Barbara McLean Spears of Dunn before dawn.

Garner Police Sgt. Chris Clayton named the two other victims as 67-year-old Rachel Mae Poston Pulley and 33-year-old Lewis Junior Watson, both of Clayton.

Officials said at least 38 employees were injured, including four with critical burns, and three firefighters were treated for inhaling ammonia fumes.

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