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August gas plant explosion causes Christmas shortage of whipped cream across USA 21 December 2016

An explosion that killed one worker at the Airgas plant near Pensacola, Florida, on August 28, has resulted in a country-wide shorted of canned whipped cream and other popular toppings over the Christmas break, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The explosion destroyed two tankers and a large tank containing nitrous oxide, which is used as a preservative and a propellant in canned whipped products....

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ConAgra found liable for $108.9 million in lawsuit over fatal 2009 North Carolina plant explosion 29 March 2016

On March 25, a jury in Nebraska found US food giant ConAgra Foods responsible for the June 2009  explosion at the Slim Jim plant in Garner, North Carolina. Jacobs Engineering, a contractor at the plant, paid $108 million to settle lawsuits with affected parties after the gas explosion at the plant, which killed four and injured dozens, but the jurors have now found ConAgra liable....

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US jury awards ConAgra grain elevator explosion victims $181million 06 June 2012

Three men who were badly burned inside a ConAgra Foods grain elevator have been awarded $181 million by a federal jury in Illinois. John Jentz, Robert Schmidt and Justin Becker were, according to the lawsuit, removing equipment from a concrete grain bin at ConAgra's flour-milling site in the Mississippi city of Chester on April 27, 2010, when the bin exploded. ...

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ConAgra blast was an accident 23 June 2009

The suggestion that the explosion and fire at ConAgra Foods, which occurred earlier this month, resulted from suspicious circumstances has been ruled out by a team of investigators from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Early reports from the North Carolina food plant suggested that the damage could have been the result of a terrorist act or some criminal action. ...

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Explosion at food plant kills two 10 June 2009

An explosion, fire and roof collapse at the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, North Carolina on June 9th at 11.30am has resulted in at least 40 people being transported to area hospitals, including three firefighters who needed medical attention after inhaling ammonia gases, which was used to refrigerate meats at the plant. The blast killed two workers, and critically burned four people, covering between 40% and 60% of their bodies in burns. ...

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What caused the lethal US packaged food explosion? 10 June 2009

Two workers were confirmed dead and 20 other employees were hospitalised shortly after an explosion at one of North America's largest packaged foods companies caused catastrophic damage to a ConAgra Foods plant on Jones Sausage Road in Garner, NC. ...