Company Officials Speak Out in Deadly Chemical Plant Accident

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

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Company officials are speaking out in connection with an accident that killed a worker at a chemical plant during the weekend.

Jim Morrison died when a pipe burst at the bisphenol-a (BPA) plant at Haverhill Chemicals in Scioto County.

Morrison's family members say he was helping a co-worker fix a broken pipe when the incident happened.

Goradia Capitol, the owner of Haverhill Chemicals, said the company has a strong safety record since buying the plant from Sunoco in 2011.

The company is now offering counseling to Morrison's co-workers.

"There's a counselor onsite as we speak," said Chad Carte, a human resources official wih the company. "There's a counselor for our employees. Any employee that wants to talk, they can do so confidentially."

According to Haverhill officials, Morrison worked for the chemical plant for 24 years before his death.

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