Second worker from plant explosion dies from injuries

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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1:48pm

The explosion at the Williams Olefins plant has claimed a second victim; the critical patient being treated at the Baton Rouge General.

Scott Thrower, 47, of St. Amant, passed away at roughly 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14. He is survived by his wife Dana and their young son.

“The Geismar tragedy has brought more heartbreaking news. I’m saddened to confirm the passing of a second Williams employee,” Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer of Williams. “Our deepest sympathies are with Scott’s wife, his family and friends.”

A friend of the family provided our news partner, The Creole, with the photo attached to this story. He described Thrower as "caring, funny and an all around great guy."

Zachary Green, 29, was also killed in the blast.

Officials say several patients have been discharged, but a handful remain under doctor supervision. We’re told 77 people were admitted for treatment at three hospitals. Two patients remain at Baton Rouge General in Mid City. They are listed in good condition.

Our hearts go out to Thrower's friends and family.


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