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Company: No explosion; one dead in forklift accident

Posted: 10:39 AM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 11:39:35-04

A fatal incident at a Pineville plant was not an explosion, the company states, but a forklift accident. 

A Proctor & Gamble spokesman said that the investigation is still in its early stages, but provided the following statement from the company. Sources had earlier reported that someone died in an explosion.

We are deeply saddened to confirm that a member of the P&G Product Supply Family passed away at our Alexandria manufacturing facility in a tragic accident during the early morning hours of May 24, 2018. 

The safety of our employees is a top priority, and we are participating in the investigation underway. We are connected with the employee’s family and have expressed our deepest condolences. We will support them and all our Alexandria employees in this difficult time.