UPDATE (5/24/2018): A fatal explosion occurred on Thursday morning at the Proctor and Gamble (P&G) plant in Pineville.
Plant Manager Frank Blumling said the employee was driving a forklift when the incident occurred.
Sources say the incident happened around 3 a.m. and multiple injuries were reported. All other workers have been sent home.
The following is the official statement from P&G:
“We are deeply saddened to confirm that a member of the P&G Product Supply Family passed away at our Alexandria manufacturing facility in a tragic accident during the early morning hours of May 24, 2018. The safety of our employees is a top priority, and there is an investigation underway at this time. We are connected with the employee’s family and have expressed our deepest condolences. We will support them and all our Alexandria employees in this difficult time.”
This is a breaking news story and we will provide updates as they become available.
ORIGINAL STORY (5/24/2018):
One person is dead after an apparent explosion at the Procter & Gamble plant in Pineville. According to KALB, the NBC station in Alexandria, the plant manager confirmed a worker died in an accident at the plant early this morning.
Details on what exactly happened are not available at this time.