PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — Officials with Shintech Louisiana have identified two workers who died after they were overcome by chemical fumes at the Shintech facility south of Plaquemine.
Plant Manager David Wise said in a news release that Tommy Rivet, a Shintech employee, and Tory Sanchez, a contract worker employed by Performance Contractors, Inc., died Sunday afternoon.
Wise said Sanchez had gone into a container to retrieve tools and was overcome by fumes. Rivet then went into the container.
State police Lt. Doug Cain says investigators aren't sure what chemical killed the workers. Autopsies were scheduled for Monday.