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Local newspaper identifies victim in P&G explosion

Posted: 12:18 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 13:18:12-04

The  Jena Times Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal  has reported that the worker who died Thursday in an explosion at the Pineville Procter and Gamble plan is a well-known local man. 

The newspaper identifies the victim as William Allen Kendrick. The newspaper reports that he was a supporter of the arts, active in parish choral and theater groups, and a past band director at the local high school.

Kendrick was killed at about 3 a.m. Thursday at the plant when a piece of equipment he was driving exploded. Six others were injured, then treated and released from a local hospital. The State Fire Marshal and OSHA are on scene investigating the incident. To read our story, click here

Here’s the paper’s Facebook post about Kendrick: