An employee of the BASF SE fire department who was severely injured during a fire at the company's Ludwigshafen, Germany, plant in 2016 has died.
“I am deeply saddened that we lost our colleague. Until the very end, we were hoping that he would overcome his injuries. We mourn his death together with his family and friends,” said Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF in a Sept. 5 statement
Four employees of the BASF fire department and one sailor of a tanker that was moored at a harbor died.
On Oct. 17, 2016, there was an explosion at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen during work on a pipeline, which resulted in fires. The course of events is still being investigated by the public prosecutor's office of Frankenthal.