DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2013--
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. confirms that an incident occurred at its
Donaldsonville, LA, nitrogen complex at approximately 6 p.m. this
evening. The accident occurred in a section of the plant that had been
shut down for maintenance activity. At this time, the company is able to
confirm there was one fatality and there were seven other injuries.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected and their families,”
said Lou Frey, Vice President and General Manager of the Donaldsonville
Nitrogen Complex. “Our focus is on our number one priority - the health
and safety of our employees and the community. We are deeply saddened by
the loss of one of our employees.”
The incident involved the rupture of an inert nitrogen vessel during the
off-loading of nitrogen. There was no fire or chemical release nor is
there any threat or hazard posed to the community.
Local company employees are working closely with emergency services
personnel. An investigation into the root cause of the incident is
About CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is
the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF
Industries is a global leader in manufacturing and distribution of
nitrogen and phosphate products, serving both agricultural and
industrial customers. CF Industries operates world-class nitrogen
manufacturing complexes in the central United States and Canada;
conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central
Florida; and distributes plant nutrients through a system of terminals,
warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in
the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests
in GrowHow UK Limited, a plant nutrient manufacturer in the United
Kingdom; an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and
KEYTRADE AG, a global plant nutrient trading organization headquartered
near Zurich, Switzerland. CF Industries routinely posts investor
announcements and additional information on the company’s website at www.cfindustries.com
and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.
Source: CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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