02 April 2012 20:12 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Evonik has reached out to the families of two workers who died as a result of a plant explosion at ?xml:namespace>
“Our thoughts are with them and their families,” Evonik CEO Klaus Engel said in a statement.
“We will stand with the families in this difficult situation, we will not abandon them in their troubles and pain,” Engel added.
The accident occurred on Saturday (31 March) at around 13:40 local time at an Evonik plant that produces cyclododecatriene (CDT).
One worker died immediately. Another worker, who was flown by emergency helicopter to a special hospital, died on Monday of his injuries.
Meanwhile, prosecutors at Evonik’s headquarters in
Infracor said there had been no danger for surrounding residents, even though
The CDT plant was the only production unit at Marl directly involved in the blast, Infracor said. A company source added that the explosion has had no impact on C4 production at the site.
According to information on Evonik’s website, CDT is used as a starting material for flame retardants, flavours and fragrances, among other applications.
Additional reporting by Leigh Stringer
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