Two contractors injured after potential exposure “to an inert substance” at BASF site


Local high school administrators at BASF’s Geismar site completed the weeklong Pathway to Prosperity Fellowship coordinated by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Pictured from left to right: Catherine Vicknair, Rochelle Page, Toyia Comminey, Kristie Overstreet, Justin Wax, Chadwick Aucoin, Suella Washington, Micki LeBlanc, and LaTonya Calvey.

GEISMAR, La. (BRPROUD) – Two contractors were sent to a local hospital after potentially being exposed “to an inert substance while performing maintenance work” at the BASF site.

A BASF spokesperson provided details via this statement below:

Today at approximately 11:30am, two contractors working outside one of our production areas at the Geismar, LA site were potentially exposed to an inert substance while performing maintenance work. They were immediately treated onsite by primary first responders and then transported to a local hospital for further treatment. There was no offsite impact or additional exposure onsite. BASF is investigating the incident.

The BASF spokesperson stated that there was no fire at the Geismar site.

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