Federal Investigators Probing Second Chemical Plant Explosion

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Federal investigators are expected in south Louisiana over the weekend at the site of an explosion that killed one worker a chemical plant in Donaldsville, La.

State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer said Saturday that officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were coming to the CF Industries facility as soon as the site was deemed safe. Sandifer said the state police's hazardous materials unit was at the plant overnight.

Police say 55-year-old Ronald “Rocky” Morris Jr. of Belle Rose, La., was killed in the Friday blast.

CF Industries identified its injured employees as Courtney Julien, Melvin Singleton, Jeramy Worsham and Kade Yarbrough. Three contractor employees also were hurt.

CF Industries manufactures ammonia and other nitrogen fertilizers at the Donaldsonville facility.

Officials say there were no hazardous materials at the site.

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