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Worker killed at CF Industries identified as contractor from Texas

10 months 1 week 6 days ago December 09, 2015 Dec 9, 2015 Wednesday, December 09 2015 December 09, 2015 9:21 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE - A contractor identified a worker who died at CF Industries last week as Teodoro Silva Jr., of Texas.

Silva, of Mercedes, Texas, was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. Silva was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Silva worked for Sulzer Chemtech Field Service. The company said Wednesday, Silva had been employed with the operation for two years. He leaves behind a wife and three children, the company said in a statement.

"We offer our deepest sympathies to the family members of our lost colleague and friend," a Sulzer spokesperson said.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are investigating the worker's death.

Sulzer said it is investigating what happened both internally and jointly with OSHA.

The CFI Plant in Donaldsonville is the largest producer of nitrogen in the nation, according to the company's website.


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