Garner plant explosion victim identified
DUNN (AP) ó The brother of a woman killed in the North Carolina plant explosion says his sister will be remembered for her love of her family.
Anthony McLean of Ocala, Fla., says his sister, 43-year-old Barbara Spears of Dunn, worked at the Slim Jim factory in Garner for about 15 years. He says she worked in the cutting department most recently.
McLean says he was visiting his family in Dunn on Tuesday so he knew of the explosion at the ConAgra Foods Inc. plant immediately. Spears was one of two people killed in the explosion, which injured 41. One person is missing.
Spears was the oldest of three siblings and lived in Dunn with her mother. Her brother says she didn’t have children but cared for her brothers and nieces as if they were her children.