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Texan turkey facility shuts down production after explosion

A mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode.
A mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode.(KLTV)
Published: Nov. 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (AP) — A company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facility.

The Dallas Morning News reported Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. in Tyler, Texas, will halt production for the rest of 2020 after a mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode.

No one was hurt in the explosion.

Owner Sam Greenberg is the grandson of the founder by the same name.

He says the company will be rebuilt and will be back to smoking turkeys in 2021.

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