Explosives Found On NC Frito-Lay Factory Grounds

Employees found something out of the ordinary last week while digging at a North Carolina Frito-Lay factory property. Unexploded ammunition.

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Employees found something out of the ordinary last week while digging at a North Carolina Frito-Lay factory property. Unexploded ammunition.

According to the Charlotte Observer, police say the number of shells and mortars are unknown at this time, no employees were injured and none of the devices were detonated.

“The team at our Charlotte production facility contacted the local police and fire department for assistance with an issue that arose during excavation for a planned construction project,” Chris Kuechenmeister with Frito-Lay said in a statement. “A few items of what appears to be military ammunition were discovered by the crew at the excavation site — which previously served as a military ammunition depot — and the matter has required local authorities to investigate further. We are cooperating fully.  Police and fire department representatives have confirmed the safety of our facility and all employees, and plant production is continuing as normal.”

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