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Accident Kills One at Australian Agchem Plant

2:52 AM MDT | May 24, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says an employee was killed in an accident at the company’s manufacturing site at Laverton North, Australia on May 19. The worker died after being exposed to a toxic chemical, reports say. Nufarm says it is cooperating with the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and the death of the worker at the site. The accident occurred in a section of the plant that will not impact production activity at the site, the company adds. “The fatality—the first in nearly 40 years of...

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