05 September 2017
Finland
Media

BASF firefighter succumbs to his injuries

Last night, an employee of the BASF fire department who was severely injured during the accident at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen on October 17, 2016, succumbed to his injuries.

“I am deeply saddened that we lost our colleague. Until the very end, we were hoping that he would overcome his injuries. We mourn his death together with his family and friends,” said Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.

Tomorrow at 11 a.m., BASF employees at the Ludwigshafen site will hold a minute of silence to express their sadness and remember their colleague. A book of condolences will be available at the Gesellschaftshaus.

Four employees of the BASF fire department and one sailor of a tanker that was moored at the harbor died.

On Monday, October 17, 2016, there was an explosion at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen during work on a pipeline, which resulted in fires. The course of events is still being investigated by the public prosecutor’s office of Frankenthal.

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Last Update 05 September 2017