BASF firefighter succumbs to injuries

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Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images Black smoke rises from the scene of a 17 October explosion at the BASF chemical facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

An employee of the BASF fire department who was severely injured during the accident at the North Harbour in Ludwigshafen, Germany, October last year, has 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 in a 5 Sept statement

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

On 17 Oct 2016, there was an explosion at the North Harbour 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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