Man Killed in Accident at Drax Biomass Plant in Louisiana

- October 21, 2014, MyArkLaMiss.com

The worker who died after an accident at a Drax Biomass plant in Morehouse Parish has been identified as 32-year old Christopher Erving of West, Mississippi

Erving was a contracted employee of the Jacksonville, Florida based Haskell Corporation 

 

Drax Biomass has released a statement on the incident:

 

"It is with deep regret that we confirm the death of a contractor involved in an incident at the Morehouse Pellet Plant construction site near Bastrop Louisiana in the early evening of Tuesday, October 21st. Site emergency plans were enacted immediately and the injured person was air-lifted to hospital by the emergency services where he later died. The incident is now the subject of a full and thorough investigation by ourselves, the contractor's firm, and the authorities. We are unable to give any details of that investigation until it has been concluded. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family”

 

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, LA -- One worker is dead after officials say an accident happened at the Drax Biomass plant in Morehouse Parish.

 

According to the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Department, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a 911 call came from the Drax Biomass plant off Highway 425 in Morehouse Parish, about 12 miles north of Bastrop.

 

Deputies say two sub-contractors were conducting tests at the plant, which is still undergoing final construction.

 

According to authorities, an accident happened, but authorities couldn't specify exactly what and how it happened.

 

One out-of-state worker suffered fatal injuries and was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, where they were pronounced dead.

 

The other worker suffered minor injuries and is being treated at Morehouse General Hospital.

 

Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs says OSHA will be investigating the accident in the coming days.