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Worker dies after incident at Geismar chemical plant

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 19:22:03-04

One person has died after an incident at a chemical plant in Geismar last week.

The worker's employer, Zachry Group, confirmed the death to WBRZ Monday afternoon.

A State Police hazmat team was called to the BASF plant before noon on Friday, where a BASF spokesperson said at least two people were exposed to an "inert substance" while performing maintenance work. Both workers were treated on site then immediately taken to an area hospital.

In a statement, Zachry Group said, "We can confirm that one of the employees injured in Friday's incident has passed away. Zero incidents for our employees is always the goal. Zachry Group is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees, as well as the communities in which we operate. We express our sincere condolences to our employee's family and are saddened by this loss."

Read WBRZ's full story here.

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