Police: OSHA to Join Lousianna Blast Investigation

By: National AP
By: National AP

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) Federal investigators are expected in south Louisiana over the weekend at the site of an explosion that killed one worker a chemical plant in Donaldsonville.

State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer said Saturday that officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will come to the CF Industries facility as soon as the site is deemed safe. Sandifer said the state police's hazardous materials unit was at the plant overnight.

Police say 55-year-old Ronald "Rocky" Morris Jr. of Belle Rose, La., was killed in the Friday blast. He was a 34-year plant veteran.

CF Industries identified its injured employees as Courtney Julien, Melvin Singleton, Jeramy Worsham and Kade Yarbrough. Three contractor employees also were hurt. The company said one employee remains hospitalized in stable condition; the other workers have been released.

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