3rd body found in Slim Jim plant wreckage

June 10, 2009 8:55:45 AM PDT
Authorities say they have found a third body inside a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina a day after an explosion wrecked the building. Garner Police Sgt. Chris Clayton said crews found the remains of a missing worker Wednesday morning. He said teams were preparing to enter the facility through the roof as part of recovery efforts.

The worker was the only person unaccounted for after the blast. Two people died, including the only victim so far identified by police. The body of 43-year-old Barbara McLean Spears of Dunn was retrieved Tuesday night before searchers suspended work because heavy rains threatened to collapse the unstable structure.

Officials said 300 workers were in the plant when the blast occurred and 38 employees were injured.

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