Albemarle worker dies after chemical spraying

27 March 2006 22:14  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A worker at Albermarle’s Tyrone, Pennsylvania plant died after he was sprayed with thiophosphoryl chloride, a company spokeswoman said on Monday.

The county coroner had not yet determined the cause of death, said Laura Ruiz. The coroner’s office was not available for comment but a local media report said an autopsy was inconclusive.

The victim, Lee Henninger, died at his home on Friday evening after he was sprayed that morning with thiophosphoryl chloride, which is used to make a fertiliser additive, as he was attempting to clear a clogged pipe, Ruiz said.

Ruiz said the company was investigating the cause of the accident and the worker's death. The Tyrone plant is a flexible manufacturing unit, which produces a variety of pharmaceutical and agricultural products.

By: Joseph Lohan
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