In an instant, a Kentucky factory destroyed, dozens of employees missing

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By Cheney Orr MAYFIELD, Ky. (Reuters) – On the day before Thanksgiving, Mayfield Consumer Products in western Kentucky posted photos online showing smiling employees lining up at a buffet table ready to enjoy a special pre-holiday meal together in the factory canteen. On Friday night, the candle-making plant where workers had celebrated two weeks earlier lay in ruins, flattened by a devastating tornado during a late shift as more than 100 employees toiled inside. The next morning, 40 of them had been rescued; many of the rest were missing. The tragedy came as Mayfield Consumer Products, which …

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