70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

10 o'clock coverage: second plant explosion

Related Story

DONALDSONVILLE- CF Industries released more information late Friday about an explosion at its facility in Ascension Parish, the site of a second deadly incident at a plant in the parish in two days.

The company identified four of its workers injured in the blast: Courtney Julien, Melvin Singleton, Jeramy Worsham and Kade Yarbrough. The company said three other contractor employees were also injured.

Ronald "Rocky" Morris, 55, of Belle Rose, was killed when there was a rupture of an inert nitrogen vessel the off-loading nitrogen Friday evening. The rupture happened around 6 p.m.

There was no fire or chemical release nor is there any threat or hazard posed to the community.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected and their families," said Lou Frey, Vice President and General Manager of the Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex. "Our focus is on our number one priority - the health and safety of our employees and the community. We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our employees."

The CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville is the largest producer of nitrogen in the nation, according to the company's website.

Read more about what happened, and also about the company's troubles with the facility by CLICKING HERE.
**********
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

 

News

DONALDSONVILLE- CF Industries released more information late Friday about an explosion at its facility in Ascension Parish, the site of... More >>
3 years ago June 15, 2013 Jun 15, 2013 Saturday, June 15 2013 Saturday, June 15, 2013 3:38:45 PM CDT
DONALDSONVILLE - One person was killed in a second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension... More >>
3 years ago June 14, 2013 Jun 14, 2013 Friday, June 14 2013 Friday, June 14, 2013 10:06:00 PM CDT

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days