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Family Releases Name of Employee Who Died in Chemical Plant Accident

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE: 4/6/14 @ 2:30 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Family members say the man killed in the Haverhill Chemical Plant accident is Jim Morrison.

The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Family members say Morrison was not working his usual site and had gone to help fix a pipe that was stuck which ended up bursting. The family says Morrison was not in his safety suit because when working at his actual site it is not needed.

This is not the first time a member of the Morrison has been hurt on the job. Family members say several years ago, Jim's brother, Bob Morrison, was injured at the plant.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 4/5/14 @ 2:30 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An employee at a chemical plant was killed on the job, Friday night.

Haverhill Chemicals has confirmed that an employee was fatally injured while working in the bisphenol-a (BPA) plant.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Haverhill is not releasing any information about what caused the death, but does say that its on-site emergency response team responded to the accident and started providing treatment following their strict chemical exposure procedure.

In a statement released to WSAZ.com, a senior consultant said "We are committed to the safety of our employees and our community. Haverhill staff will cooperate with the appropriate authorities to determine the cause of the accident and to minimize the potential for future accidents."

No other employees or contractors were injured in the accident. Haverhill also says that the nearby public was never in any danger.

The release went on to say "Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee and the family."


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