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Worker killed in explosion at Procter & Gamble plant in Louisiana

29 May 2018

According to local media, a man was reportedly operating a fork lift vehicle at the P&G Alexandria plant in Pineville, Louisiana, when an explosion occurred. A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office said that the explosion was contained to the fork lift and that no fire was reported. All other workers on the site were sent home.

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The following is an official statement from P&G:

"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 there is an investigation underway at this time. 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."

Investigators from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are looking into the incident. The P&G plant in Pineville manufactures laundry detergent. 

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